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Can Science Stop Crime? (Episode #602H)

KQED Life: Tue, Feb 25, 2014 -- 7:00 PM

What's the secret to stopping crime? David Pogue gives the third degree to scientists pushing the limits of technology - not only to solve horrific murders, but also to try to prevent crimes. Pogue learns the latest techniques, from unraveling the clues embedded in a decomposing corpse to detecting lies by peering directly into a suspect's brain to tracking the creation of a psychopath's mind. And a genius crime-stopper has made some terrifying discoveries, including how easy it is for a bad guy to highjack - not just your laptop, but your kids' toys, your pacemaker and even your car.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 26, 2014 -- 1:00 AM

What Makes Us Human? (Episode #601H)

KQED Life: Tue, Feb 18, 2014 -- 7:00 PM

Scientists have struggled for centuries to pinpoint the qualities that separate human beings from the millions of other animals who have evolved on this planet. David Pogue explores the traits we once thought were uniquely ours - language, tool-making, even laughter - to uncover their evolutionary roots. He traces some of the crucial steps that transformed cave men to accountants - and learns how much of his own DNA came from a Neanderthal ancestor.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 19, 2014 -- 1:00 AM

What's The Next Big Thing? (Episode #506H)

KQED Life: Tue, Feb 11, 2014 -- 7:00 PM

What are the technologies most likely to revolutionize life in the future?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 12, 2014 -- 1:00 AM

What Are Animals Thinking? (Episode #605H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 5, 2014 -- 3:00 AM

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.

How Smart Are Animals? (Episode #504H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 5, 2014 -- 2:00 AM

How well can we understand what's going on in the brains of non-human animals? Do our pets - like dogs - have the same feelings we do? How smart are animals really?

Where Did We Come from? (Episode #505)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 5, 2014 -- 1:00 AM

Where did the very first living thing on Earth come from? Can a simple injection erase a painful memory?

What Are Animals Thinking? (Episode #605H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 4, 2014 -- 9:00 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.

How Smart Are Animals? (Episode #504H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 4, 2014 -- 8:00 PM

How well can we understand what's going on in the brains of non-human animals? Do our pets - like dogs - have the same feelings we do? How smart are animals really?

Where Did We Come from? (Episode #505)

KQED Life: Tue, Feb 4, 2014 -- 7:00 PM

Where did the very first living thing on Earth come from? Can a simple injection erase a painful memory?

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      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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