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Scientific American Frontiers

Season 1

Produced in conjunction with Scientific American magazine and hosted by Alan Alda, the series investigates a spectrum of fascinating topics in the sciences and beyond.

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Alan Alda
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1. Surgical Slimmers

In spite of the risks, people are lining up to solve their weight problems in the operating room. And if the latest device -- an implantable stomach "pacer" -- works out, millions more will be taking the surgical way out.

TV-GSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: January 19, 2005
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2. Cars That Think

The fully automatic car may be down the road a ways, but cars that do your thinking for you are just around the corner -- they watch out for hazards, they listen to you, they read your lips, they even know when you're distracted.

TV-GSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: January 26, 2005
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3. Going Deep

A look back at the decades of effort that culminated in the deep sub Alvin reaching the ocean floor, and a look forward to what's next now that Alvin's retiring.

TV-GSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: February 2, 2005
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4. Chimp Minds

A visit with an engaging if unruly bunch of cousins that we formally broke up with about 6 or 7 million years ago - with whom we share almost all of our genes but not a lot of our lifestyle. Why the difference? Maybe it's in how we learn.

TV-PGSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: February 9, 2005
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5. Hot Planet - Cold Comfort

So you think global warming won't affect you? Wait until the great Atlantic Conveyor shuts down. And find out what's already happening in Alaska.

TV-GSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: February 16, 2005
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6. Hydrogen Hopes

We've all heard of hydrogen as the fuel of the future, but what will it take to get there from here? How can we create hydrogen from renewable sources like the sun - and how do we store it safely once we've got it?

TV-GSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: February 23, 2005
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7. Hidden Motives

If you think you know why you do things, you're probably wrong. Explore how our unconscious determines our behavior - including why we buy things that are "cool."

TV-GSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: March 2, 2005
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8. The Secret Canyon

The best kept secret of American archeology is now revealed - an entire canyon of perfectly preserved 1,000-year-old remains. Who were these people - and where did they come from?

TV-GSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: March 30, 2005
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9. Cybersenses

Replacement synthetic senses for people are now a reality. Children as young as 12 months are already getting artificial hearing - while the first trials of electronic retinas for the blind are just beginning.

TV-GSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: March 6, 2005
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10. Robot Pals

To be really useful, robots need to behave as cooperative partners rather than mindless machines. We'll meet three robots - including a future member of an astronaut team - that are trying to better understand us.

TV-GSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: April 13, 2005
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