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The Great Robot Race NOVA 54:30 2006-03-28  $7.99  See Preview/Download
     Driverless vehicles compete in a 130-mile race across the desert. NOVA follows engineering teams competing in the DARPA Grand Challenge as they deal with the glitches, system crashes, and tight deadlines that threaten to derail them at every turn. Details
Welcome to Mars NOVA 55:54 2005-01-04  $7.99  See Preview/Download
     Two rovers roaming the surface of Mars find proof that it was once awash in water. Details
Hunt for the Supertwister NOVA 54:49 2004-03-30  $7.99  See Preview/Download
     Tornado-chasing scientists with an eye to better forecasting risk their lives to plumb the secrets of nature's most terrifying killer. Details
MARS Dead or Alive NOVA 56:05 2004-01-04  $7.99  See Preview/Download
     NASA gambles on two rovers sent to determine if the red planet ever had conditions suitable for life. Details
Battle of the X-Planes NOVA 1:55:24 2003-02-04  $7.99  See Preview/Download
     Two aviation giants, Lockheed Martin and Boeing, compete to build the next-generation fighter jet, the Joint Strike Fighter, and win one of the largest contract in military history. Details
A Walk to Beautiful NOVA, Vol. 2 52:48   $4.99  See Preview/Download
     A difficult journey that begins in loneliness and shame for thousands of Ethiopian women ends in a productive new life and hope for the future in this award-winning film. Details
Absolute Zero NOVA, Vol. 2 1:43:34   $4.99  See Preview/Download
     Our mastery of cold is something we take for granted, whether it's air conditioning and frozen food or the liquefied gases and superconductivity at the heart of cutting-edge technology. But what is cold? How do you achieve it, and how cold can it get? Details
Ancient Refuge In the Holy Land NOVA 54:16   $4.99  See Preview/Download
     Armed with high-tech equipment and ingeniously improvised devices, NOVA and archaeologist Richard Freund embark on a fascinating detective story that may rewrite Holy Land history. Details
Astrospies NOVA, Vol. 2 53:23   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     Millions remember the countdowns, launchings, splashdowns and parades as the U.S. raced the USSR to the Moon in the 1960s, but few know that both superpowers also ran parallel covert space programs to launch military astronauts on spying missions. Details
Car of the Future NOVA, Vol. 2 1:47:49   $4.99  See Preview/Download
     Tom Magliozzi has a problem. The wacky co-host of NPR's Car Talk needs to replace his beloved 1952 MG roadster. But where do you turn to in today's car market? Is new technology about to transform the way we drive? Join Tom and brother Ray as they take a light-hearted but shrewd look at America's four-wheeled future. Details
Cracking the Maya Code NOVA, Vol. 2 52:59   $4.99  See Preview/Download
     The ancient Maya civilization of Central America left behind a riddle: an intricate and mysterious hieroglyphic script carved on stone monuments and painted on pottery and bark books. Because the invading Spanish suppressed nearly all knowledge of how the script worked, unlocking its meaning posed one of archaeology's fiercest challenges. Until now. Details
Life and Death In the War Zone NOVA 54:23   $4.99  See Preview/Download
     Imagine handling a medical emergency at the height of the Iraq War, beset by heat, sand, and frequent enemy attacks. NOVA heads into battle with the medics, nurses, doctors, and military staff of the 10th and 21st CaSH units to experience the heart-wrenching ethical decisions made on the front lines of an American Combat Support Hospital. Details
Lord of the Ants NOVA, Vol. 2 53:03   $4.99  See Preview/Download
     At age 78, E.O. Wilson is still going through his 'little savage' phase of boyhood exploration of the natural world. NOVA profiles this soft-spoken Southerner and Professor Emeritus at Harvard. Details
Lost King of the Maya NOVA 54:16   $4.99  See Preview/Download
     In an ancient Mayan arena, enemies of notorious King Yax K'uk Mo square off in a ball game that appears much like modern soccer. But in this fateful contest, winners live—and losers lose their heads. Details
Lost Treasures of Tibet NOVA 54:06   $4.99  See Preview/Download
     Set foot inside an untouched society and get a remarkably rare glimpse of a Tibetan world's dazzling sacred relics. Join the race to save the surviving masterpieces of an ancient Buddhist kingdom and meet the outsiders working with local townspeople to rescue priceless masterpieces dating back to the 13th century. Then discover whether these efforts can preserve history in a way acceptable to the local culture. Details
Marathon Challenge NOVA, Vol. 2 52:55   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     Every year thousands of athletes from across the globe flock to Boston to run the city's marathon, known worldwide as the ultimate test of stamina and endurance. But how do you run 26 miles if you have trouble making it around the block? With good coaching, discipline, and lots of group support, as NOVA shows when it follows 13 sedentary people through a nine-month regimen designed to prepare them for the grueling Boston Marathon. Details
Secrets of Lost Empires II: China Bridge NOVA 54:40   $4.99  See Preview/Download
     Travel to 12th-century China as engineers, scientists and scholars help reveal the intricate mysteries behind the revolutionary strength and elegance of the Rainbow Bridge. Details
Secrets of Lost Empires II: Easter Island NOVA 54:37   $4.99  See Preview/Download
     Travel to Easter Island to discover the secrets of this vanished civilization through the "moai," the massive headstones that these ancienct islanders created to achieve peace and harmony, yet resulted in egological disaster. Details
Secrets of Lost Empires II: Pharaoh's Obelisk NOVA 58:38   $4.99  See Preview/Download
     Discover how ancient Egyptians used nautical experience, ingenuity, and unwavering faith to raise massive 500-ton granite monoliths that have stood for thousands of years in tribute to their unparalleled early civilization. Details
Secrets of Lost Empires II: Roman Bath NOVA 54:53   $4.99  See Preview/Download
     Tour the crumbling public baths of Rome to learn intimate details of what life was really like for ancient Roman citizens, and in the process, discover the engineering feats that made these baths such an impressive achievement. Details
Secrets of the Parthenon NOVA, Vol. 2 53:23   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     For 25 centuries, the Parthenon has been shot at, set on fire, rocked by earthquakes, looted for its sculptures, and disfigured by misguided restorations. Now, a team of architects and engineers is investigating the many mysteries of this icon of Western Civilization: How did the ancient Greeks design and build their masterpiece so quickly? How did they achieve such precision and perfection without modern tools and architectural aids that we take for granted today, such as comprehensive plans or drawings? Details
The Four-Winged Dinosaur NOVA, Vol. 2 53:29   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     Long ago in the age of dinosaurs, a volcano in eastern China erupted and buried a host of strange creatures in ash, creating exquisite fossils that preserved a big surprise—many dinosaurs were covered in feathers. In The Four-Winged Dinosaur, NOVA investigates the most bizarre of these feathered dinosaurs, which has rekindled a fierce, decades-long debate over the origin of bird flight. Details
Wright Brothers' Flying Machine NOVA 54:16   $4.99  See Preview/Download
     Orville and Wilbur Wright were remarkable inventors who designed and built their own wings, steering devices, engines, and wind tunnel. But just how did they construct such an impressive flying machine? NOVA assembles an impressive team to retrace, rebuild and re-fly planes built to the Wright Brothers' specifications—including an authentically recreated Wright "Model B." Details

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