What's the Next Big Thing? (#506)
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Tiny, battery-powered cars called EN-Vs can talk to each other and drive themselves. 06:34
Would you want a robotic friend who could chitchat, do chores, even take care of you? 11:37
Our electric grid is inefficient and shows signs of strain. Can a "smart grid" help? 08:54
Greet the future: social robots, a "smart" electric grid, microbes that make diesel fuel, and more. 00:30
Electric cars may play a critical role in a future "smart grid." 02:11
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Information For Teachers
- Grade Levels
- 6-8, 9-12
- Curricular Areas
- Science & Technology
- Series Length
- 32 episodes
- Average Episode Length
- 56 minutes
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- Record and retain for 1 year from each broadcast. No duplication allowed.
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Series Description: This science magazine series features four stories in each themed episode, tackling an array of thought-provoking topics.
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What Are Animals Thinking? (#605)
These episodes of NOVA scienceNOW aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.