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  • Premiered: Mar 1974
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Season 24
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Kaboom!
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Air date
Jan 14, 1997
An in-depth and heart stopping look at the ultimate chemical reaction - the explosion. Using high speed photography and dramatic reconstruction, the film will chart the tarnished history .. show full overview
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Titanic's Lost Sister
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Jan 28, 1997
The program follows underwater explorer Robert Ballard as he uses sonar technology to find the Britannic, a ship lost in the Aegean in World War I.
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Secrets Of Lost Empires (1): Pyramid
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Feb 04, 1997
NOVA reveals the ancient secrets of how the pyramids were built by actually building one. A noted Egyptologist, Mark Lehner, and a professional stonemason, Roger Hopkins (This Old .. show full overview
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Secrets Of Lost Empires (2): Stonehenge
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Feb 11, 1997
A distinctive feature of this stone site are the trilithons, which consist of two upright stones topped by a horizontal lintel stone. In this program, the NOVA team considers how to .. show full overview
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Secrets Of Lost Empires (3): Inca
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Air date
Feb 11, 1997
Even without such technological advances as wheels, arches, draft animals, iron tools, or a system of writing, the Inca—utilizing a tradition of shared labor—achieved a number of .. show full overview
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Secrets Of Lost Empires (4): Obelisk
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Feb 12, 1997
Pharaohs who built magnificent temples to preserve their names for eternity often graced temple gates with pairs of obelisks, four-sided shafts of granite that taper gently upward until .. show full overview
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Secrets Of Lost Empires (5): Colosseum
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Feb 12, 1997
Citizens of Rome came to the Colosseum to behold free entertainment that usually came in the form of violent war games and bloody battles between humans and animals. This structure's .. show full overview
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Hunt for Alien Worlds
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Feb 18, 1997
Astronomers discover planets beyond our solar system. But is there life on them?
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Curse of T.rex
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Feb 25, 1997
How do paleontologists and commercial fossil hunters know where to look for rare and priceless dinosaur bones?
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Cut to the Heart
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Apr 08, 1997
Ever since World War II, physicians have struggled to find ways to treat heart failure, the biggest killer in the modern world.
24x21 Season finale
Kingdom of the Seahorse
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Apr 15, 1997
The world's leading sea horse biologist journeys to Australia and the Philippines to explore the secret lives of these extraordinary fish.
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Coma
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Oct 07, 1997
A famous brain surgeon struggles to save the life of a comatose child using a controversial new method of treating severe head injuries. In charge is Dr. Jan Ghajar, who gained notoriety .. show full overview
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Faster Than Sound
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Oct 14, 1997
On the 50th anniversary of the first supersonic flight, Chuck Yeager relives his gutsy assault on the sound barrier and tells how it was done. Other top test pilots of the day—those who .. show full overview
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Bomb Squad
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Oct 21, 1997
IRA terrorists and British bomb disposal experts tell behind-the-scenes stories of a a deadly cat-and- mouse game that pits ingenious IRA explosives officers against the most creative bomb squad in the world.
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The Proof
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Oct 28, 1997
In a tale of secrecy, obsession, dashed hopes, and brilliant insights, Princeton math sleuth Andrew Wiles goes undercover for eight years to solve history's most famous math problem: .. show full overview
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Wild Wolves
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Nov 11, 1997
Sir David Attenborough hosts a never-before-seen look at one of the most misunderstood creatures in nature. Special photography, including infrared photography, exposes the secret life of the wolf pack.
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Super Bridge
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Nov 12, 1997
Viewers are sidewalk supervisors for one of the most unusual construction projects in the U.S. - the building of the stunningly beautiful and eminently practical Clark Bridge over the .. show full overview
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Treasures Of A Sunken City
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Nov 18, 1997
The Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, guided sailors in the Mediterranean Sea for 16 centuries. NOVA follows an international team of .. show full overview
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Avalanche!
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Nov 25, 1997
Viewers see what it's like to be overwhelmed by a sudden onslaught of "white death"—an avalanche. Avalanches are an escalating peril as skiers and snowmobilers push the limits into the .. show full overview
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Danger in the Jet Stream
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Air date
Dec 02, 1997
NOVA covers the latest efforts to be first to circumnavigate the planet non-stop in a balloon. NOVA's cameras are on board for all three attempts, including that of the long-shot .. show full overview

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