Silicon Valley: The Untold Story

Silicon Valley: The Untold Story

Synopsis Silicon Valley has often been imitated but never duplicated. Though pieces of its history have been told, they have focused primarily on the Valley’s role in the development of silicon chips and computers. Yet there is a much bigger and largely untold story:...
Science Bytes

Science Bytes

A.P. Sloan TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION IN HONOR OF MICHAEL SCHWARZ In honor of Michael’s allegiance to the truth, we ask that you consider helping us bring to fruition the project he cared about deeply. It’s a series of short documentaries called Science Bytes. To make a...
The Botany of Desire

The Botany of Desire

Results for "botany of desire" Synopsis The Botany of Desire brings Michael Pollan’s best-selling book to PBS, showing how human desires are an essential, intricate part of natural history. The program explores the natural history of four plants – the...
NOVA: Hunting the Hidden Dimension

NOVA: Hunting the Hidden Dimension

Synopsis What do clouds, stalks of broccoli, and the rhythm of your heart have in common? Fractals – the irregular, repeating shapes that are found almost everywhere in nature, but whose governing principles were considered beyond the limits of our mathematical...
Ending AIDS: The Search for a Vaccine

Ending AIDS: The Search for a Vaccine

Synopsis Every day, 15,000 people get infected by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. All of them will eventually die. AIDS is the single greatest threat to life on earth. Yet nearly thirty years after HIV was first discovered, there have been ony two large-scale trials...