CET Science Wednesday

Join us every week for "Science Wednesday." We'll have programs like Nova, Nature and more on what's soon to be your new favorite night of the week.

Here's what we have for you this Wednesday.

 

Nature: Birds of the GodsNature: Birds of the Gods

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 8pm

A journey into the New Guinean rain forest in search of the colorful birds of paradise, so named by 16th-century European explorers who believed the creatures were from heaven.

 

Watch Birds of the Gods - Preview on PBS. See more from Nature.

 

NOVA: Making Stuff: StrongerNOVA: Making Stuff: Stronger
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 9pm

Part 1 of 4 of "Making Stuff" begins with "Stronger," a search for the world's strongest material. The quest touches upon Kevlar, carbon nanotubes and even mollusks and toucan beaks. The installment also ponders a possible replacement for steel.

Watch Making Stuff: Stronger - Preview on PBS. See more from NOVA.

 

NOVA: Making Stuff: SmallerNOVA: Making Stuff: Smaller
Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013 10pm

Part 2 of 4 of "Making Stuff" examines nanotechnology and the never-ending quest to make things tinier and tinier. Included: nano-circuits and micro-robots that may hold the key to groundbreaking medical treatments.

    Watch Making Stuff: Smaller - Preview on PBS. See more from NOVA.