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Can We Make It to Mars? (Episode #501)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 31, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

A trip to Mars and back could take two to three years. Can humans survive the journey, fraught with deadly meteoroids, bone and muscle wasting, and perilous levels of radiation?

Series 4, Episode 5 (Episode #405)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 24, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

The science behind our sense of taste; a product that may fulfill the dream of creating an artificial tree that can absorb carbon dioxide directly from the air; shedding light on the evolutionary roots of human language through studies of walrus and sea lion vocal and intellectual abilities; and a profile of medical engineer Sangeeta Bhatia.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 25, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

Series 4, Episode 4 (Episode #404)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 10, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Renowned paleontologist George Poinar, who has announced his discovery of multiple clues to parasitic pandemics that could have been just as instrumental in wiping out the dinosaurs as the hypothesized asteroid impact; the beauty - and dangers - of the northern lights; two drugs that may help kids with muscular dystrophy or the frail elderly, who don't have the option of hopping on a treadmill to build strength and endurance; and a profile of rocket scientist and astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 11, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Series 4, Episode 2 (Episode #402)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 3, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

Astronomers on the brink of finding "another Earth" in our galaxy, using a new planet-hunting machine: the Kepler telescope; Rudy Tanzi, a pioneer in discovering genes for Alzheimer's disease, and others who are on the hunt for the genetic key to autism; the use of computers to authenticate paintings; and a profile of spider scientist Maydianne Andrade.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 4, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
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      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 5, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

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