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Wired Science

Episode #102

A retired oceanographer discovers a giant garbage patch in the middle of the North Pacific Gyre. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Series Length
21 episodes
Average Episode Length
56 minutes
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Series Description: PBS' newest weekly series, WIRED SCIENCE, translates Wired magazine s award-winning journalism into a fast-paced television show. WIRED SCIENCE brings Wired magazine's cutting-edge vision, stylish design and irreverent attitude to the screen with breakout ideas, recent discoveries and the latest innovations. The first season's 10 episodes will explore the complex research that defines 21st-century culture and innovation and will introduce viewers to the people making it happen.

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  • Wired Science

    Explore the latest happenings in science and technology and its impact on culture and communication. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #101

    Josh Davis of Wired magazine investigates an internet botnet attack of Estonia's banks & newspapers. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #103

    Milton Garces discusses infrasonic waves. Visit a group of professionals redesigning wheelchairs. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #104

    Dr. Anthony Atala builds organs in his lab. Head to two underground labs in search of neutrinos. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #105

    The debate between analog and digital sound. Learn how blind patients see with their tongues. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #106

    The debate between analog or digital audiophiles is settled with the help of some "golden ears." [56 minutes]

  • Episode #107

    Travel to Vermont to watch as sensors are placed on a bridge to prevent it from collapsing. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #108

    Medical professionals work to eliminate symptoms of diseases by supplying electricity to the brain. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #109

    Learn how spaceships are being reverse-engineered from 40-year-old technology in a space junkyard. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #110

    An expedition travels to the Arctic Ocean in underwater vehicles to try and discover new life forms. [56 minutes]

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