A Woods Hole Institute expedition sails to the Gakkel Ridge in the Arctic Ocean to deploy autonomous undersea vehicles in hopes of discovering new life forms; chemistry teacher Chris Schrempp turns cotton balls into smokeless gunpowder; Chris Hardwick and Kamala Lopez tour the WIRED Living Home; Ziya Tong explores the area in West Virginia known as "the quiet zone" and learns why this is the perfect site for radio astronomers searching for life on other planets; Adam Rogers goes behind the scenes to show us how Hollywood is cracking the code to create "perfect water" on screen; and Rainn Wilson joins Chris Hardwick to explore what's inside a popular product that relieves symptoms of the common cold.
Adam Rogers rummages through a "space junkyard" to see how spaceships are being reverse-engineered from 40-year-old technology; Ziya Tong interviews computer scientist Louis von Ahn about using human perception to digitize books; Wisconsin neuroscientists show off an invention that's helping blind patients see with their tongues; Chris Hardwick interviews maverick genomics pioneer Craig Venter; Ziya Tong travels to Napa Valley to find out what science has to do with creating the perfect bottle of wine.
Wired Science travels to Japan and meets up with a GeekDad who builds fighting robots for competitions; Adam sits down with Anne Wojcicki and Linda Avey, the co-founders of 23andMe, to chat about giving people insight into their genetic information; we meet medical professionals who are working to eliminate symptoms of various diseases by supplying electricity to the brain; chemistry teacher Chris Schrempp makes hot ice; we venture out to the first International Rocketbelt Convention in Niagara Falls; and Ziya Tong travels to Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park to discover how lasers aid in the preservation of ancient sites. Note: Program segments subject to change.
Wired Science watches as sensors are placed on a bridge to prevent its collapsing; Ziya Tong examines restless leg syndrome; Rocky Roccanova, CEO of TouchTable, Inc., demonstrates TouchTable's interactive interface; Jeff Hawkins chats with Adam Rogers about his quest to build the first genuinely intelligent machine; and Wired Science's very own Geek Dad, Dylan Tweeny, sets out to build a UFO hovercraft with his six year old daughter.
WIRED SCIENCE shows us how desert communities are facing the "peak water" crisis. Ziya Tong debates the difference between analog or digital audiophiles with the help of some "golden ears," and also hacks a disposable camera to show how anyone can do high speed photography. Adam Rogers looks at the X-Prize competition and we visit a Bio Bank where samples of organs and body parts are stored.
Ziya Tong sets out to settle the debate between analog and digital sound; Wired Science investigates how blind patients are enabled to see with their tongues; Adam Rogers takes viewers to the X Prize Foundation competition in which $10 million prizes are offered to those who can solve some of the world's biggest challenges; and Wired Scienc investigates the solar power technology of the future.
Correspondent Tamara Krinsky visits with Dr. Anthony Atala and learns about building organs in his lab; Wired Science
heads to two underground labs in search of neutrinos; Adam Rogers combs Kansas wheat fields for rocks from outer space; and Wired Science investigates bringing cloned animal meat and milk to the public.
Milton Garces takes viewers through his studies on infrasonic waves; Ziya Tong visits a group of professionals redesigning wheelchairs; WIRED SCIENCE checks in with mechanical engineers to make sure every baseball that makes it to a major league game has the correct degree of hardness and bounce; and Adam Rogers travels to Oakland, California, where he tests out the "shot spotter" as he rides along with Oakland police.
Ziya Tong follows retired oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer as he discovers a giant garbage patch in the middle of the North Pacific Gyre. WIRED SCIENCE takes a look at new ways that water, wind and technology are being used to fight today's fires and investigates the impact of global warming on plant growth, and Adam Rogers tests out a new technology that claims to be able to "read your mind" and tell if you are lying.
In the premiere episode of PBS' newest weekly series, Josh Davis of Wired magazine investigates an internet botnet attack of Estonia's banks and newspapers; WIRED SCIENCE reports on cardiac surgery performed by a "robo-doc"; Adam Rogers explores the disappearance of home chemistry sets; and Ziya Tong delves into technology that is helping children with Asperger's Syndrome by translating facial expressions into emotions.
Costumes from Blade Runner, The Terminator, Star Wars, and other seminal sci-fi films are on display at the California Museum in Sacramento. Wired.com finds out how film and TV can change the ordinary into the extraordinary at 'Out of This World'.
Wired editors have a portable media device-off. What will be the deciding factor? Video camera or large 16x9 screen?
The PSPgo boasts beautiful hardware and a slim, sleek new design, but its inability to connect to old PSP accessories and play old PSP games leaves us wondering if it's a smart investment.
Marketing media lab Obscura Digital specializes in projects like mapping buildings with light, and creating interactive pool tables and touchscreen displays of rock memorabilia.
Computational artist Camille Utterback creates interactive art that responds to viewers' gestures and movements using computers, projectors, lights and video cameras. She's the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship.
'The Death of Bunny Munro' is a novel and an audiobook, it's also an iPhone app. The app combines text, the story (read by author Nick Cave), music (scored by Nick Cave) and video (of Nick Cave).
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