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What's the Next Big Thing?


What's the Next Big Thing?

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Item Number:
PBS NOVA6216
Price:
$24.99
Format:
DVD
Length:
60 min.
Copyright:
2011
Closed Caption:
n/a
Producer:
PBS
ISBN:
9781608833627
UPC:
841887013659
Summary:
This NOVA scienceNOW poses the question - What's the Next Big Thing? - and host Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles one of science's major challenges in each episode. He will guide us as he explores dramatic discoveries and the frontiers of research that connect each central, provocative mystery.

Program episodes include:
- Social Robots - Would you want a robotic friend who could chitchat, do chores, even take care of you? Such bots may be here soon.
- Robotic Cars - Tiny, battery-powered cars called EN-Vs, now in R&D, can talk to each other, come when called, even drive themselves.
- Detecting Earthquakes - Can we predict earthquakes? NOVA scienceNOW visits Haiti and California in search of answers.
- Smart Grid - Our electric grid is a marvel of 20th-century engineering, but it's showing signs of strain. Can a "smart grid" help?
- Profile: Jay Keasling - A synthetic biologist's Nebraska farm roots are serving him well in his search for new, clean-burning biofuels.




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