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1.

Unearthing Secret America

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Archeological digs at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown yield clues to the daily life of slaves.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
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The Bionic Body

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Shows advancements in repairing the human body with new technology.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Scientific American Frontiers: Science in Paradise

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Scientific American Frontiers' host Alan Alda accompanies scientists in the Carribean tracking hawksbill turtles as part of a conservation project and working to save coral reefs afflicted with an unexpected disease. He visits Trinidad and learns to play that country's native instrument -- the steel pan -- and uncovers science stories in island sites from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico to the Soufriere Hill Volcano on the island of Monserrat.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
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Scientific American Frontiers: Journey to Mars

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Will a human mission to the planet Mars ever become a reality? In this Scientific American Frontiers special, host Alan Alda explores the question with the space scientists and aerospace engineers helping to make it happen. Find out how a Mars mission can be affordably accomplished and why it's so important to explore the "red planet" in the first place. And, watch Alan try out some of the tools currently being developed by NASA to make life in space less traumatic for the astronauts who will someday make this historic journey!
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
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Life's Little Questions

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VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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Century Medicine

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Explores some of the remarkable frontiers of medicine, including how the computer is revolutionizing medicine, from brain surgery to phobias and gene therapy.
VHS
2000; 1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Dragon Science: A Scientific Expedition to China

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Travel on a scientific journey around China, from the site of an ancient mummy find in Xinjiang to the world's largest dam on the Yangtze River. Meet scientists studying ancient herbal medicines and experimenting with hybrid rice to feed over one billion people. A stop in Beijing includes a test of a fuzzy logic system that may prevent traffic accidents.
VHS
1995; 2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Mediterranean on the Rocks

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VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Never Say Die

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VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Voyage to the Galapagos

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VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
11.

Affairs of the Heart

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Alan Alda heads into the operating room to witness amazing advances in the repair and replacement of the hard-working heart.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
12.

Changing Your Mind

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Alan Alda learns about the way the brain works as researchers demonstrate how malleable the brain is and memories are, how it is possible to grow one's own brain, what happens when one dreams, and new understandings of the human mind.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Scientific American Frontiers: Going to Extremes

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Meet researchers and scientists exploring the inner workings of the mind, using a combination of technology and psyhological studies to find out how the human brain works.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Scientific American Frontiers: Robots Alive!

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Robots that talk, walk, and think for themselves are the featured subjects. This episode also includes a test ride in a van that drives itself and competitions with robot contestants. Host Alan Alda meets with the inventors of these robots to find out more about their works in progress and what we might expect to see in the near future.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
15.

The Frontiers Decade

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VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Scientific American Frontiers: Life's Really Big Questions

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See how our hands set us free and play baseball, how an ancient telescope found an alien world, see a baby robot that may grow up without needing us, and learn why Noah's flood may have been a snowball. Hear the big questions that scientists are asking.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Pieces of Mind: Inside the Human Brain

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Shows a sleep laboratory and how the brain works to create memories, dreams and language. Shows how technology is helping scientists understand more about when and how the human brains learns language, processes and recalls information and dreams dreams.
VHS
2000; 1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Expedition Panama

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Explores the tropical island of Barro Colorado, the Panama Canal, wildlife, agriculture, and foods of Panama.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Beyond Science?

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VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Nordic Sagas

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Explores several aspects of current and ancient Norway, Iceland and Sweden. Includes the excavation and reconstruction of Viking ships, volcanic activity and life in Iceland, a segment on digital photography in Sweden and the effects of the Chernobyl disaster on reindeer in Sweden.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)