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INNOVATION ONLINE, at www.pbs.org/wnet/innovation, enhances and builds upon the themes explored in the broadcast series and related topics. Take a virtual tour of Shanghai 101, which could soon become the tallest building in the world, or learn how to assemble a bionic leg. Ever thought about becoming a spy? Take the Could You Be a Spy? quiz and see if you have the right stuff.
Learn how tools of weaponry evolved from sticks and stones to surveillance aircraft that fly themselves. Read special reports and original essays, and then vote for your favorite innovation from the past 100 years. Or, play video clips featuring recording artist Moby, physicist Michio Kaku, robotics professor Cynthia Breazeal, and others describing their personal sparks of innovation.
And if all this innovation leaves you hungry for more, follow the links to a wealth of additional resources or submit your questions to the Ask the Experts area, where scholars, scientists and others in the know will respond to your queries.
The INNOVATION broadcast series, narrated by Billy Crudup, spotlights technological advances in aircraft design, the emerging field of stem cells and regenerative medicine, espionage, bionics, fiber optics, skyscrapers, weaponry, and lie detection. The series premiered on Tuesday, February 10 on PBS. Local broadcast schedules can be found at INNOVATION ONLINE along with details on INNOVATION outreach events taking place at science centers and museums across the country. There is also an area for teachers offering lesson plans for project-based learning, as well as a downloadable version of the 36-page Sparks of Innovation magazine.
The companion site for INNOVATION is produced by Thirteen Online, the award-winning Web site of Thirteen/WNET New York. Producers are David McCarthy and Brian Brunius. Director of the Interactive and Broadband Division for Thirteen is Anthony Chapman.
Major funding for INNOVATION is provided by Siemens USA, a leading global electronics and engineering company, and by the National Science Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. The series is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York in association with Carlton International. At Thirteen, Beth Hoppe is executive producer, Jared Lipworth is series producer and William R. Grant is executive in charge.
Thirteen/WNET New York is one of the key program providers for public television, bringing such acclaimed series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Charlie Rose, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, Wide Angle, Stage on Screen, Secrets of the Dead, and Cyberchase as well as the work of Bill Moyers to audiences nationwide. As the flagship public broadcaster in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut metro area, Thirteen reaches millions of viewers each week, airing the best of American public television along with its own local productions such as The Ethnic Heritage Specials, The Thirteen Walking Tours, New York Voices, and Reel New York. With educational and community outreach projects that extend the impact of its television productions, Thirteen takes television out of the box. And as broadcast and digital media converge, Thirteen is blazing trails in the creation of Web sites, enhanced television, CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs, educational software, and other cutting-edge media products. More information about Thirteen can be found at: www.thirteen.org.
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