NOVA - Season 15

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NOVA - Season 15
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Title:NOVA - Season 15
Genre: Documentary
Air Date: 1988-01-19
Season Number: 15
Total Episodes: 22
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Overview
PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA demystifies science and technology, and highlights the people involved in scientific pursuits.
Seasons List

Episodes List

Top Gun and Beyond

Episode 1 : Top Gun and Beyond

Today's sophisticated fighter jets can almost fly...
January 19, 1988
How to Create a Junk Food

Episode 2 : How to Create a Junk Food

Julia Child introduces NOVA's behind-the-scenes...
January 26, 1988
Buried in Ice

Episode 3 : Buried in Ice

Scientists investigate the frozen remains of...
February 02, 1988
Why Planes Burn

Episode 4 : Why Planes Burn

Airplane fires are often deadly. NOVA looks at...
February 09, 1988
Battles in the War on Cancer: A Wonder Drug on Trial

Episode 5 : Battles in the War on Cancer: A Wonder Drug on Trial

In part one of a two-part special presentation,...
February 23, 1988
Battles in the War on Cancer: Turning the Tide

Episode 6 : Battles in the War on Cancer: Turning the Tide

Breast cancer claims the lives of four American...
March 01, 1988
The Mystery of the Master Builders

Episode 7 : The Mystery of the Master Builders

Princeton professor and author Robert Mark tracks...
March 08, 1988
Whale Rescue

Episode 8 : Whale Rescue

It was a blustery day in December 1986, and the...
March 15, 1988
The Man Who Loved Numbers

Episode 9 : The Man Who Loved Numbers

NOVA explores the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a...
March 22, 1988
Race for the Superconductor

Episode 10 : Race for the Superconductor

NOVA charts an electronics revolution in the...
March 29, 1988
Can You Still Get Polio?

Episode 11 : Can You Still Get Polio?

Most cases of polio in this country are caused by...
April 05, 1988
Pioneers of Surgery: The Brutal Craft

Episode 12 : Pioneers of Surgery: The Brutal Craft

Part one of a four-part series on the pioneers of...
September 06, 1988
Pioneers of Surgery: Into the Heart

Episode 13 : Pioneers of Surgery: Into the Heart

Once unthinkable, open-heart surgery is now an...
September 13, 1988
Pioneers of Surgery: New Organs for Old

Episode 14 : Pioneers of Surgery: New Organs for Old

From kidneys to hearts, NOVA examines the daring...
September 20, 1988
Pioneers of Surgery: Beyond the Knife

Episode 15 : Pioneers of Surgery: Beyond the Knife

Surgeons have always been eager to help patients,...
September 27, 1988
Can the Vatican Save the Sistine Chapel?

Episode 16 : Can the Vatican Save the Sistine Chapel?

Science meets art in the controversial effort to...
October 04, 1988
Can the Next President Win the Space Race?

Episode 17 : Can the Next President Win the Space Race?

Thirty years after Sputnik, the United States...
October 11, 1988
Do Scientists Cheat?

Episode 18 : Do Scientists Cheat?

NOVA examines the troubling question of...
October 18, 1988
Who Shot President Kennedy?

Episode 19 : Who Shot President Kennedy?

Using previously unavailable technology, NOVA...
November 15, 1988
The Light Stuff

Episode 20 : The Light Stuff

Reliving a Greek myth takes an effort of mythic...
November 22, 1988
The All-American Bear

Episode 21 : The All-American Bear

The life of the shy, intelligent black bear in...
December 06, 1988
Can We Make a Better Doctor?

Episode 22 : Can We Make a Better Doctor?

NOVA embarks on a 10-year project to...
December 13, 1988