Technical Education


Why Bridges Collapse 53 min.

In 2018, Italy’s Morandi Bridge collapsed, killing 43 people. For 50 years, the iconic bridge had withstood the elements—and stress from ever-increasing traffic. NOVA investigates what went wrong and explores other bridge collapses across the United States. How can new engineering techniques make bridges safer and prevent such tragedies?

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

The Nature of Invention 51 min.

Behind every invention is a fascinating story. Britt Wray wants to meet inventors to find out what inspires them and what makes them tick. She meets a 15-year-old girl who has created a flashlight powered by the heat of your hand, a quadriplegic doctor who has created a wearable robotic exoskeleton that enables wheelchair bound people to walk upright, and many more.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

A Giant On The River 52 min.

It’s a race against the clock. The world’s most skilled civil engineers are working to complete one of North America’s largest, most complicated bridge construction projects, in record time. With 60 million vehicles projected to be travelling over the new Champlain Bridge each year, an extraordinary team of builders have come together to create and execute a design unlike any bridge of its kind. A...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Beyond Innovation: Episode 10 24 min.

A software platform unifies disparate data, a thousand drones set a world record, and a healthcare startup helps reverse diabetes. Plus, Michael and Anthony speak with astronaut Scott Kelly about what it will take to put humans on Mars. Hosted by venture capitalist Anthony Lacavera and technology journalist Michael Bancroft. Other featured guests include: Girish Pancha, Co-Founder & CEO, StreamSet...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2019

Beyond Innovation: Episode 11 24 min.

A patient moves a prosthetic limb with his thoughts, a personal submarine dives to the ocean’s depths and a venture capitalist finds genius outside Silicon Valley. Plus, Michael and Anthony speak with a company launching a flying taxi service. Hosted by venture capitalist Anthony Lacavera and technology journalist Michael Bancroft. Featured guests include: Ajay Royan, Co-Founder and Managing Gener...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2019

Beyond Innovation: Episode 12 24 min.

An algorithm designs the perfect website, an exoskeleton puts a spring in your step and a scanner sees inside your food. Plus, the entrepreneur who invented the mouse reveals his next big idea. Hosted by venture capitalist Anthony Lacavera and technology journalist Michael Bancroft. Featured guests include: Babak Hodjat, Co-Founder, Sentient Technologies; Sean Walsh, CEO, HyperBlock; Steve Cerveny...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2019

Beyond Innovation: Episode 13 24 min.

Cameras map out streets for self-driving cars, a keyboard fits into a glove and a robot installs drywall. Plus, Anthony and Michael speak with the startup turning air pollution into liquid fuel. Hosted by venture capitalist Anthony Lacavera and technology journalist Michael Bancroft. Featured guests include: Ro Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO, CARMERA; Dennis Mortensen, Founder and CEO, x.ai; Nitesh Ban...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2019

Beyond Innovation: Episode 14 24 min.

Researchers send smells over the Internet, a startup brings the eBay model to the trucking industry and a flying car comes closer to becoming a reality. Plus, famous geneticist George Church explains why he’s willing to pay you to sequence your genome. Hosted by venture capitalist Anthony Lacavera and technology journalist Michael Bancroft. Other featured guests include: Jonathan Salama, Co-Founde...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2019

Beyond Innovation: Episode 15 24 min.

An app brings the doctor to your doorstep, 3D printers construct concrete buildings and technology helps students perform their best. Plus, a leading artificial intelligence researcher explains how close we are to creating sentient beings. Hosted by venture capitalist Anthony Lacavera and technology journalist Michael Bancroft. Featured guests include: Walter Jin, Chairman and CEO, Pager; Duncan T...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2019

Beyond Innovation: Episode 16 24 min.

A cyborg startup blends man with machine, an algorithm masters audio recordings and robots manage a vegetable garden. Plus, Anthony and Michael speak with a scientist pioneering batteries that are safe to eat. Hosted by venture capitalist Anthony Lacavera and technology journalist Michael Bancroft. Featured guests include: Pascal Pilon, CEO, LANDR; Sachin Aggarwal, CEO, Think Research; Nicholas Ch...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2019