From the unimaginable power of nuclear bombs to microscopic anthrax spores, we reveal who possesses these nightmare weapons and explore the danger posed by terrorists with deadly technologies. Using the latest computer technology see an on-screen representation of the radioactive plume that would result from a mock dirty bomb attack in Seattle. Learn how bio-agents are discovered and understand the technology currently used to identify and prevent suicide bombings. Weapons of mass destruction have made the world a dangerous place but find out how technology can assist us as we strive for lasting solutions.
Archive for February, 2007
It’s Valentine’s Day, and Cuddy has a blind date. Meanwhile, House leaves ER duty to take the case of a child patient named Hannah.
The solid form of life’s precious elixir has played a key role in fashioning our history and is making its mark as an unusual tool of technology. Explore how Earth’s ice originated and recount how ice age glaciers sculpted North America. Take an inside look at Colorado’s National Ice Core Repository to see how ice drilled from Antarctica and Greenland is an invaluable archive of past climate, and at a Canadian research lab experts demonstrate the dynamics and dangers of icebergs. See how Greenland’s massive ice sheet may be sliding faster than ever toward the sea. Take a look at how scientists are using Antarctica’s ice as a gigantic lens to probe the secrets of the universe.
Amber and Ashley are up to their old tricks again, only this time Miley and Lilly devise a plan to give one of the girls a taste of her own medicine. A persnickety pooch named Oscar drives Robbie and Jackson batty with it’s constant barking.
Since 200 BC, when the Greek Philosopher Archimedes created a device for lifting water, the pump has been synonymous with transporting Earth’s most precious resource. That principle still holds true today. Visit the pumping stations of the Colorado Aqueduct and learn what kinds of pumps are used to quench the thirst of over 16 million residents of Southern California. Learn how electric and diesel power has transformed the simple squirt bottle into a power pump that can cut through steel. A visit to a dairy shows how a new robotic milking pump is pushing the envelope of pump technology. Examine one of the most sophisticated pumps in the world–the one designed to save the human heart.
House and his staff must deal with a teenage Gypsy boy suffering from inexplicable respiratory distress. However, House has bigger issues on his mind: Cuddy has given away his handicapped spot.
Naked Science reports on the chilling evidence that many of the world’s mountain glaciers are melting at a faster rate than any time in the past 150 years. A veteran Arctic and ice sheet expert in Greenland explains how the melting rate of the ice affects the rate of sea levels rising in the future. And the episode explains the devastation of that impact on the world.