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Recent Episodes

First Air War

First Air War

NOVA

Uncover secrets of some colorful and deadly early flying machines and explore their role in WWI.

60 min.

Ben Franklin's Balloons

Ben Franklin's Balloons

NOVA

Watch the re-creation of an 18th-century hot air balloon, using period tools and materials.

60 min.

Surviving Ebola

Surviving Ebola

NOVA

Hear reports from the Ebola hot zone and from labs where scientists are racing to find a cure.

60 min.

Why Planes Vanish

Why Planes Vanish

NOVA

Get the inside story of the search for Flight MH370 and meet those who looked for the lost plane.

60 min.

Building Pharaoh's Chariot

Building Pharaoh's Chariot

NOVA

Follow a team of experts who build and test two accurate replicas of Egyptian royal chariots.

60 min.

Rise of the Hackers

Rise of the Hackers

NOVA

Meet the new global geek squad racing to stay one step ahead of the hackers.

60 min.

Schedule

Wednesday
10/29/14 9:00 PM
WGBH 2
Thursday
10/30/14 2:00 AM
WGBX 44
Thursday
10/30/14 5:00 AM
WGBH 2
Thursday
10/30/14 1:30 PM
WGBX 44
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