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The Origami Revolution (Episode #4405H)

KQED 9: Wed, Feb 15, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

The ancient art of paper folding is sparking scientific advances, affecting drug development and future NASA space missions. Discover how the art of origami is reshaping the world around us as scientists uncover the power of folding.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 21, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 19, 2017 -- 3:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 17, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 17, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 16, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Ultimate Cruise Ship (Episode #4404H)

KQED World: Sun, Feb 12, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Weighing 54,000 gross tons and stretching over two football fields, the Seven Seas Explorer is no ordinary boat. Join pioneering shipbuilders as they endeavor to build the ultimate cruise ship.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 15, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 14, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

The Nuclear Option (Episode #4402H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Five years after the earthquake and tsunami that triggered the unprecedented trio of meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, scientists and engineers are struggling to control an ongoing crisis at the wrecked plant. What's next for Fukushima? What's next for Japan? And what's next for a world that seems determined to jettison one of our most important carbon-free sources of energy? Despite the catastrophe, a new generation of nuclear power seems poised to emerge phoenix-like from the ashes of Fukushima. NOVA investigates how the realities of climate change, the inherent limitations of renewable energy sources, and the optimism and enthusiasm of a new generation of nuclear engineers is seeding a renaissance in nuclear technology, all while the most recent disaster is still being managed. What are the lessons learned from Fukushima? And how might we be able to build a safe nuclear future?

Ultimate Cruise Ship (Episode #4404H)

KQED World: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Weighing 54,000 gross tons and stretching over two football fields, the Seven Seas Explorer is no ordinary boat. Join pioneering shipbuilders as they endeavor to build the ultimate cruise ship.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 15, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 14, 2017 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Secrets of the Sky Tombs (Episode #4401H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

A team of scientists and explorers probe high altitude caves in the Tibetan Himalayas looking for clues to how humans found their way into this forbidding landscape and adapted their bodies to survive. ? Along the way they discover evidence of ritual burials, thousands of years old: skeletons, mummies, and evidence of practices designed to ward off ancient vampires and even zombies.

Ultimate Cruise Ship (Episode #4404H)

KQED 9: Wed, Feb 8, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Weighing 54,000 gross tons and stretching over two football fields, the Seven Seas Explorer is no ordinary boat. Join pioneering shipbuilders as they endeavor to build the ultimate cruise ship.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 15, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 14, 2017 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Search for the Super Battery (Episode #4403H)

KQED 9: Wed, Feb 1, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Join renowned gadget geek and host David Pogue as he sets out on a quest to discover how batteries work and uncover what the future of batteries means for our gadgets, our lives and even our planet.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 8, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 7, 2017 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 5, 2017 -- 3:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 3, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Feb 3, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Feb 2, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Sunken Ship Rescue (Episode #4202H)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 1, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Nova follows the epic operation to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground and tragically capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13th 2012, killing 32 passengers. Moving the ship - which stretches the length of three football fields, weighs over 114,000 tons and lies half submerged on the site of a protected reef with a 50-meter long hole in its hull - from its precarious perch on the edge of a 60 meter high underwater cliff will be a huge technical and logistical challenge. Now, Nova joins a team of more than 500 divers and engineers working around the clock as they attempt the biggest ship recovery project in history.

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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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