Play Surviving the Tsunami Preview

Gripping personal stories from Japan offer lessons on how to act in the face of a life-threatening disaster. Airs September 28, 2011 on PBS.

Play Japan's Killer Quake - Preview

In its worst crisis since World War II, Japan faces disaster on an epic scale: a death toll likely in the tens of thousands, massive destruction of homes and businesses, shortages of water and power, and the specter of nuclear meltdown. With exclusive footage, NOVA captures the human drama and offers a clear-headed investigation of what triggered the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis.

Play Getting Computers to See

Vision as we know it remains elusive for machines. But as this video short shows, they are starting to get the picture.

Play Making Stuff Preview

Technology reporter David Pogue hosts a 4-part special series exploring the materials that will shape our future. Wednesdays starting January 19, 2011

Play Deadliest Earthquakes Preview

In 2010, several epic earthquakes delivered one of the worst annual death tolls ever recorded. The deadliest strike, in Haiti, killed more than 200,000 people and reduced homes, hospitals, schools, and the presidential palace to rubble. In exclusive coverage, a NOVA camera crew follows a team of U.S. geologists as they enter Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy.

Play Emergency Mine Rescue Preview

This film chronicles the fate of the 33 miners trapped in a collapsed Chilean gold and copper mine in August 2010 and investigates the many challenges faced by both the miners and those working around the clock to bring them safely to the surface. NOVA was on-site at the San José mine in Chile by early September.

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