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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 #605)

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 #605)

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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    • KQED all channels, planned overnight maintenance: early Fri 12/19 midnight-6am

      (this includes all DT9, DT54 and DT25 channels, along with all paid services) We will be doing upgrade and maintenance work in our Master Control area during the overnight hours of late Thurs/early Fri 12/19. Work will begin shortly after midnight early Friday, which may last until 6am, though we hope to finish earlier. This […]

    • KQED Plus OTA ? Optimistically planned maintenance: Fri 12/05 mid-morning

      (DT54.1 thru 54.5) Assuming that the weather and road conditions permit, we plan to do a bit of maintenance on our KQEH transmitter the morning of Friday 12/05… hopefully 10am-11am-ish, but could be a bit later. Most of the work should not affect the outgoing signal, but there will need to be a cable swap […]

    • Mon 11/03/14: Work on KQED Plus tower (DT54)

      Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers […]

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