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Dallas & Fort Worth (Episode #502)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Fossil detectives Brandy and Ashley discover that not everything about dinosaurs-even Texas-sized ones-is gigantic when they dig for microfossils with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Reed and Nick get game at The Science Place in Dallas, answering the question: so just where is the "sweet spot" on my bat? And in the Science Secret, Dragonfly TV uncovers a very clever pesticide at Discovery Gardens, a certified organic public garden.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 31, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Engineering (Episode #402)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Kid engineers Bob and Brennan tune up their ice bike for the coolest race of all. Join young inventor Karl and his robots as they face the ultimate techno-rumble: robot wars! And: How do you propel a rollercoaster without climbing the first hill?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Wind (Episode #303Z)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Go fly a kite: Danielle and Jasmine engineer a sleek two-stringer for fierce kite competition. And Nathaniel creates his own wind tunnel to test his race cars.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Sports Science (Episode #302Z)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Tess, Christina and Alison employ slapshot science to reach their " goal" of finding the most powerful hockey stick. Garrett, Carl and John grab their boots, poles and swimsuits for an afternoon of ski jumping. Crash test smarties: engineers Mike Lowe and Brian Sidwell design kids' bike helmets for optimum safety, durability and style.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 27, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 27, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 27, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Pittsburgh (Episode #501)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

For peat's sake: Amy and Maya investigate why bogs help keep organic material from decaying and view the preserved humans in The Mysterious Bog People, a traveling exhibit at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Tyler and Aditya design their own rollercoaster and test it on a simulator at the Carnegie Science Center, finishing their investigation on "Phantom's Revenge," a roller coaster at a nearby amusement park. And at the Pittsburgh Convention Center, Dragonfly TV reveals a Science Secret that makes other cities green with envy.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Energy (Episode #401)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 22, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

En garde: Paula and Alyssa study sword science with a fencing investigation. Kha and Peta, 12-year old martial arts athletes, get their kicks as they determine how different tae kwon do movements challenge their bodies' skeletal and muscular systems. And: How can you pedal your bike 80 miles per hour?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 22, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Sports Science (Episode #302Z)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 21, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Tess, Christina and Alison employ slapshot science to reach their " goal" of finding the most powerful hockey stick. Garrett, Carl and John grab their boots, poles and swimsuits for an afternoon of ski jumping. Crash test smarties: engineers Mike Lowe and Brian Sidwell design kids' bike helmets for optimum safety, durability and style.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 27, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 27, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 27, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 22, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 21, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Investigate (Episode #301Z)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jan 19, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

A half-hour of the hottest investigations kicks off the season.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 21, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jan 19, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Simple Machines (Episode #413)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 16, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Jonathan and Angus work with their science center on some fun, flingin' science to learn about trebuchets. Allie races around the track to investigate kart racing. And: without using wheels, how can you carry 20 gallons of water?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 16, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Dogs (Episode #313Z)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 15, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Canine conundrum: Alexa, Miriah and Janaya investigate which sled dog should lead the pack to victory. Seeing red (or not!): Caitlin and Elizabeth compare their pooch pals' colorblindness.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 16, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 15, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Investigate (Episode #301Z)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 14, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

A half-hour of the hottest investigations kicks off the season.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 21, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jan 19, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 15, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 14, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Water Clean-Up/Nanosilver (Episode #706Z)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jan 12, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Water Clean-Up - Taylor and Gabe go to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia and learn that nano-iron is being used to neutralize toxins in ground water. They collect soil samples from a contaminated site, then take them to Penn State University to test the efficacy of nano-iron treatments. Nanosilver - Sarah and Mande visit the Sciencenter in Ithaca and learn that nanosilver is used in some socks to kill bacteria, keeping them odor-free. They wonder if the nanosilver in socks leaches out when you wash them, causing potential harm to beneficial bacteria and the environment. They buy two different brands of nanosocks and wash them. Then they take the socks and their wash water to Cornell University to test their effects on common bacteria.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 14, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jan 12, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Mammals (Episode #412)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 9, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Mikki and friends travel to Africa to check out cheetah science. Oh, baby! Matt, Kyndal and Danny track the growth patterns of newborn animals at the Minnesota Zoo. And: How do you walk a cheetah on a leash?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 9, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Space (Episode #312Z)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 8, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Lightweight research: kids use microgravity demonstrators to show what puts the spring in an astronaut's step. Arizona kids hit the Mars-like desert landscape to discover more about life on the Red Planet. And "Bionic Woman" Ayanna Howard engineers out-of-this-world robots.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 9, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 8, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Water Clean-Up/Nanosilver (Episode #706Z)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 7, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Water Clean-Up - Taylor and Gabe go to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia and learn that nano-iron is being used to neutralize toxins in ground water. They collect soil samples from a contaminated site, then take them to Penn State University to test the efficacy of nano-iron treatments. Nanosilver - Sarah and Mande visit the Sciencenter in Ithaca and learn that nanosilver is used in some socks to kill bacteria, keeping them odor-free. They wonder if the nanosilver in socks leaches out when you wash them, causing potential harm to beneficial bacteria and the environment. They buy two different brands of nanosocks and wash them. Then they take the socks and their wash water to Cornell University to test their effects on common bacteria.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 14, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jan 12, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 8, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 7, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Self Assembly/Bone Regrowth (Episode #705Z)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Self Assembly - Keely and Connor learn about self-assembly at the Children's Museum of Houston. The museum staff suggest they visit Rice University, where scientists use self-assembly to make things at the nanoscale. At Rice, a scientist helps the kids use self-assembly to make and "pop" microcapsules. The kids then try out a similar technique at home, encapsulating chocolate sauce, mint and other flavors in alginate beads to serve on ice cream. Bone Regrowth - Kobel, Nathan, and Adam go to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), where they learn that scientists are using nanotechnology to help regenerate nerves and bones. A scientist from Brown University explains that a solution of nanotubes and minerals is injected into the fracture and forms a scaffold to encourage bone regrowth. The kids want to know why both ingredients are needed to repair the bone. They try solutions with different amounts of each ingredient on sponges and test how much weight each treated sponge can support.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 7, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 6, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 6, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 6, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Human Body (Episode #411)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 2, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Divers Niki and Jaq make a scientific splash. Garrett, Karl and John grab their boots, poles and swimsuits (?!) for an afternoon of ski jumping. And: How can a musician hold a loooong note?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jan 3, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 2, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Games (Episode #311Z)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 1, 2013 -- 4:00 PM

Lara pulls her own weight (and more!) when investigating how her tug o'war team can trounce the big kids. New York divers make a splash with a motion analysis investigation.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jan 2, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 1, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Self Assembly/Bone Regrowth (Episode #705Z)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jan 1, 2013 -- 4:30 AM

Self Assembly - Keely and Connor learn about self-assembly at the Children's Museum of Houston. The museum staff suggest they visit Rice University, where scientists use self-assembly to make things at the nanoscale. At Rice, a scientist helps the kids use self-assembly to make and "pop" microcapsules. The kids then try out a similar technique at home, encapsulating chocolate sauce, mint and other flavors in alginate beads to serve on ice cream. Bone Regrowth - Kobel, Nathan, and Adam go to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), where they learn that scientists are using nanotechnology to help regenerate nerves and bones. A scientist from Brown University explains that a solution of nanotubes and minerals is injected into the fracture and forms a scaffold to encourage bone regrowth. The kids want to know why both ingredients are needed to repair the bone. They try solutions with different amounts of each ingredient on sponges and test how much weight each treated sponge can support.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jan 7, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 6, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 6, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jan 6, 2013 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED DT9s Over the Air: beginning Wed 7/09

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The PSIP Info part of our Over the Air (OTA) signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3 dropped out of our overall signal early Wednesday 7/09. Once PSIP was restored most OTA receivers moved our signal back to the correct channel locations. However, for some viewers, it appears as if they have lost […]

    • KQED FM 88.1 translator off air Tues 6/03

      The Martinez translator for KQED-FM will be off the air all day Tuesday June 3rd. We are rebuilding the 25 year old site with all new antennas and cabling. This should only affect people listening on 88.1MHz in the Martinez/Benicia area.

    • KQET planned overnight outage: early Tues 5/13

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) KQET’s Over The Air (OTA) signal will shut down late May 12/early Tues 5/13 shortly after midnight to allow for extensive electrical maintenance work at the transmitter. Engineers will do their best to complete the work by 6am Tuesday morning. This will affect OTA viewers of the DT25 channels, and signal providers […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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