NOVA scienceNOW S05E06 What's the Next Big Thing? (2011) HDTV XviD-FQM

TV Shows. February 24, 2011 by denisbul.


NOVA scienceNOW S05E06 What's the Next Big Thing? (2011)
HDTV | AVI | English | 00:53:05 | 624x352 | XviD - 1449 Kbps | MP3 - 160 Kbps | 550 MB
Genre: Documentary | Country: USA

IMDB rating: 8.4/10 (63 votes)

Host Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles one of science's major challenges in each episode of What's the Next Big Thing? 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; Robocars; Profile: Jay Keasling; Smart Grid; and Earthquake Prediction.

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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