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  • Premiered: Mar 1974
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Season 17
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Poison in the Rockies
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Air date
Jan 09, 1990
Poison in the Rockies from the show NOVA is an episode focused on the damage that decades of mining operations in the Rockies have inflicted on the local environment. It covers other .. show full overview
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Race for the Top
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Air date
Jan 23, 1990
If you're like most people, you've never heard of a quark. The top quark is likely the fundamental root of all matter. No scientist has ever been able to observe or document them. .. show full overview
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Disguises of War
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Air date
Feb 06, 1990
In season 7, episode 13 "Disguises of War," Nova examines the various means of camouflage used in warfare to disguise weaponry and troops. The methods of camouflage which are shown range .. show full overview
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The Bomb's Lethal Legacy
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Feb 13, 1990
NOVA heads to Washington state to examine the Hanfrod Nuclear Reservation, a nuclear waste facility with a lot of problems. The environment and ecology take a center stage, as NOVA .. show full overview
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The Big Spill
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Air date
Feb 27, 1990
The 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill takes a center stage when NOVA heads to Alaska to find out how technology contributed to one of the world's largest oil spills. Cameras board the Valdez .. show full overview
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The Genius That Was China: Rise of the Dragon (1)
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Air date
Mar 20, 1990
In The Genius That Was China: Rise of the Dragon (1) episode of the television program NOVA, the show explores the history of the planet's most populous country. As early as the 13th .. show full overview
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The Genius That Was China: Empires in Collision (2)
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Air date
Mar 27, 1990
This episode is part-two of NOVA's instigative report on China and the country's battle in keeping up with western technology. From the fifteenth to the eighteen century, European .. show full overview
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The Genius That Was China: The Threat from Japan (3)
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Apr 03, 1990
This episode is part-three of NOVA's instigative report on China and the country's battle in keeping up with western technology. In the nineteenth century, the west won the trade war .. show full overview
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The Genius That Was China: Will the Dragon Rise Again? (4)
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Air date
Apr 10, 1990
This episode is part-two of NOVA's instigative report on China and the country's battle in keeping up with western technology. The episode focuses on how the 1989 massacre of Chinese .. show full overview
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The KGB, The Computer and Me
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Oct 02, 1990
This documentary covers the surprising tale of an average systems administrator who stumbled upon a KGB spy operation. Clifford Stoll carried out one of the first successful digital .. show full overview
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Neptune's Cold Fury
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Air date
Oct 09, 1990
Neptune's Cold Fury is the second episode for season 18 of the show NOVA. In this episode, NOVA takes a look at the mysteries of this planet and why it took 12 years for the Voyager to .. show full overview
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To Boldly Go...
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Oct 16, 1990
The Voyager program is one of the United State's most ambitious space missions. The two unmanned probes are designed to seek out the boundaries of the known universe, going beyond .. show full overview
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Poisoned Winds of War
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Air date
Oct 23, 1990
NOVA reports on chemical warfare and the cruel effect it has on human beings. In the early 20s, Germany developed an acid bomb, which was used against French soldiers during World War I. .. show full overview
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The Blimp is Back!
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Air date
Oct 30, 1990
Nova looks at the history and future of dirigible airships, from the early rigid, giant zeppelins to the smaller nonrigid blimps taking to the skies, including the Liteship. Also shown, .. show full overview
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Earthquake!
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Air date
Nov 06, 1990
Earthquake! is a 1990 episode from the PBS science series NOVA that explores nature's frightening and destructive phenomenon of colliding land plates. Earthquakes can damage entire .. show full overview
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Killing Machines
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Air date
Nov 13, 1990
This episode originally aired in 1990. The NOVA team examines the possible future of robotic weaponry, which promises to expand the horizon of warfare in both positive and negative ways. .. show full overview
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Can the Elephant Be Saved?
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Nov 20, 1990
Can the Elephant Be Saved? is a 1990 episode from the PBS series NOVA. The mighty elephant is the world's largest land mammal and also faces extinction. Scientists have developed many .. show full overview
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We Know Where You Live
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Nov 27, 1990
This NOVA episode examines direct marketing, a phenomenon that affects thousands of people, yet remains mysterious to most civilians. Advertisers are able to keep detailed tabs on their .. show full overview
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In the Land of the Llamas
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Air date
Dec 04, 1990
NOVA profiles the llama, alpaca, vicuna and guanaco of South America. At one time nearly extinct, these four members of the camel family are exceptionally well adapted to life in the beautiful high Andes.
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What's Killing the Children?
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Air date
Dec 18, 1990
In a small Brazilian town, terror is all too real. Parents watch their children pass away unexpectedly as a brutal illness sweeps through their formerly peaceful village. When the locals .. show full overview

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