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February Program Preview: NOVA

Explore the world of science and technology in this PBS series, which airs Wednesday nights at 9:00 p.m. on KCTS 9.

February 1, 2017

This blog post was created by KCTS 9 marketing and communications intern Danielle P. in collaboration with KCTS 9 staff.

Throughout the month of February, KCTS 9 will be premiering new episodes of the award-winning science series, NOVA. Featuring stunning visuals and interviews with scientists, engineers and other experts, NOVA shares stories from the cutting edge of science and technology.

David Pogue, Courtesy of Cara Feinberg/WGBH

Search for the Super Battery
Feb. 1

We live in a world where technology is becoming more and more powerful, but the batteries that power our devices continue to be bulky, expensive, toxic and maddeningly short-lived. Join renowned gadget geek David Pogue as he explores the work being done to create better, safer batteries that could be the key to our use of renewable energy in the future.

Ultimate Cruise Ship
Feb. 8

Stretching the length of two football fields and weighing 54,000 gross tons, the Seven Seas Explorer is one of the biggest and most luxurious cruise ships ever built. Follow a team of pioneering shipbuilders as they construct the ultimate cruise vessel and learn about the challenges these maritime engineers faced in building this colossal ship.

The Origami Revolution
Feb. 15

The art of folding two-dimensional paper into three-dimensional shapes is an ancient tradition that may, surprisingly, be the center of several new technological advances. Join engineers and designers as they factor origami into the design of drugs, robots and even space missions.

Why Trains Crash
Feb. 22

Although essential for moving both freight and passengers around the world, trains are far from accident-free. Follow investigators as they study infamous train accidents and wreckage sites and watch safety experts test the latest crash prevention designs.



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