Monday, July 7, 2008

FTCUA Science Lessons 5

Next on NOVA scienceNOW
With Neil deGrasse Tyson

Wednesday, July 9 at 9 p.m.
(Check your local listings as dates and times may vary.)

This broadcast looks at attempts to repair the Hubble Space
Telescope, the discovery of our earliest primate ancestors, a
dangerous bacterium that's making soldiers sick, and a profile of
neurologist and cancer researcher Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa.

Saving Hubble
Two teams of spacewalkers take on the risky mission of reviving
the ailing Space Telescope.

First Primates
Our most distant primate ancestors, which took the stage shortly
after the dinosaurs left it, were tree-dwellers the size of mice.

Profile: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
He jumped the fence from Mexico to work as a farmhand and ended
up a leading brain surgeon.

Killer Microbe
A relatively benign bug becomes a highly lethal pathogen, known
to U.S. soldiers as Iraqibacter.

The journey continues on the NOVA scienceNOW Web site. Watch the
entire hour-long episode online starting July 10. E-mail scientists
from the broadcast with your questions, take a look at your family
tree over the past 55 million years, see how the Hubble Space
Telescope used raw data to create the famous Eagle Nebula image, and
watch video extras.

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