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Making Stuff Wilder

Making Stuff Wilder

NOVA

Explore bold innovations inspired by the Earth’s greatest inventor, life itself.

60 min.

Killer Landslides

Killer Landslides

NOVA

A look at what may have caused a massive landslide.

60 min.

Emperor's Ghost Army

Emperor's Ghost Army

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The terra-cotta army of Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang.

60 min.

Bigger Than T. rex

Bigger Than T. rex

NOVA

Follow the paleontologists who are reconstructing a terrifying carnivore dubbed Spinosaurus.

60 min.

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.

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12/18/14 1:30 PM
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12/18/14 2:30 PM
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12/18/14 8:00 PM
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