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Can I Eat That? (Episode #604H)

KQED 9: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

What are the secrets behind your favorite foods? Why are some treats - like chocolate chip cookies - delectable, while others - like cookies made with mealworms - disgusting? You may think you understand what makes something sweet, salty or bitter, but David Pogue gets a taste of a much more complicated truth as he ventures into labs and kitchens where everything from apple pie to Thanksgiving turkey to juicy grasshoppers is diced, sliced, dissected and put under the microscope. If scientists can uncover exactly what's behind the mouth-watering flavors and textures we take for granted every day, could they help us enjoy our food more - without packing on the pounds?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 24, 2012 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

What Will The Future Be Like? (Episode #606H)

KQED 9: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

Mobile phones that read your mind? Video games that can cure cancer? Wearable robots that give you the strength of Ironman? David Pogue investigates which technologies are likely to transform daily life for you -- and your grandkids. They're already taking shape in laboratories around the world -- and gadgets that once were purely science fiction are on the verge of becoming as common as the iPhones and Androids Pogue reviews every day. What technological hurdles must engineers and computer scientists overcome before robots, mind-readers and holograms are all around us? And what will it mean to us as humans if we become even more entrenched in a 24/7 digital world?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 16, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 16, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 16, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 15, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

What Are Animals Thinking? (Episode #605H)

KQED 9: Wed, Nov 7, 2012 -- 10:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what's going on inside an Animal's head? How do they see the world -- and us? Is your dog really feeling guilty when it gives you that famous "guilty look?" Do pigeon brains possess "superpowers" that allow them to find their way home across hundreds of unfamiliar miles? David Pogue meets -- and competes -- with a menagerie of smart critters that challenge preconceived notions about what makes "us" different from "them" expanding our understanding of how animals really think.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 10, 2012 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 10, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 9, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 9, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 9, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 8, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

Can I Eat That? (Episode #604H)

KQED 9: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 -- 4:00 AM

What are the secrets behind your favorite foods? Why are some treats - like chocolate chip cookies - delectable, while others - like cookies made with mealworms - disgusting? You may think you understand what makes something sweet, salty or bitter, but David Pogue gets a taste of a much more complicated truth as he ventures into labs and kitchens where everything from apple pie to Thanksgiving turkey to juicy grasshoppers is diced, sliced, dissected and put under the microscope. If scientists can uncover exactly what's behind the mouth-watering flavors and textures we take for granted every day, could they help us enjoy our food more - without packing on the pounds?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 24, 2012 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 3, 2012 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Nov 3, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
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