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“NOVA scienceNOW” Launches Online Destination for Hot Science 
The NOVA scienceNOW web site features streaming video of each hour-long
broadcast episode, in-depth interactive scientist profiles, downloadable podcasts, a blog of dispatches from the production team in the field, viewer forums, and much more, all in a variety of engaging formats.   
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The NOVA scienceNOW web site is a newly designed portal on NOVA's Web site, the most trafficked destination on pbs.org. 

Launched January 18, 2005, the site will be updated regularly with fresh content throughout the year, creating an exciting ongoing presence for the series and a 24/7 online destination for thought-provoking science. 

The site features streaming video of each hour-long broadcast episode, in-depth interactive scientist profiles, downloadable podcasts, a blog of dispatches from the production team in the field, viewer forums, and much more, all in a variety of engaging formats.  

Web Site Features at http://www.pbs.org/nova/sciencenow:

Hear from the production team in the field about stories under investigation for installments of “NOVA scienceNOW.”

Feedback/Discussion Boards
Send in ideas for future episodes, or share your thoughts on “NOVA scienceNOW” with others in this online forum.

Mini Robots
Find out more about MIT scientist James McLurkin’s groundbreaking work on miniature robots and its potential applications, see what’s inside the backpack he carries everywhere, and explore what he views as the seminal career moments from his early childhood to now. 

Brain Activity
Hear directly from neuroscientist Daniel Glaser about his latest research on how the brain responds to the movements of others through a downloadable interview. 

Name That Sound
See if you can guess what this sound of science is.

Recipe for Noisy Sand
Scientists have long wondered why some sand dunes make booming sounds. But sand can also burp, croak, and more. Find out what it takes.

How Do They Know That?
Find out how experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration come up with the amazing fact that the total energy released through cloud and rain formation in an average hurricane is equivalent to 200 times the worldwide electrical generating capacity.

Watch Online:
Watch “NOVA scienceNOW” on the Web site (available post-broadcast in QuickTime, Windows Media, or RealPlayer).

Science News:
Keep current by reading the best science news articles from the mainstream media, updated daily.

Get Involved
Donate your unused computing time to science, attend a science café, tell us what you think about the stories we’re telling on air and on the Web site, or send us your ideas for future “NOVA scienceNOW” installments. 

For Educators
Find classroom activity ideas for before and after viewing “NOVA scienceNOW,” create a “NOVA scienceNOW” news board, and more.

For further information contact Diane Buxton, NOVA scienceNOW (617-300-4274 -

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