NOVA; Confusion in a Jar
More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email email@example.com.
Undigitized item: Request Digitization
Untranscribed item: Request Transcription
- Confusion in a Jar
- Program Number
- Series Description
Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974
- Program Description
An experiment that could mean limitless supplies of energy set the scientific world on its head. NOVA covers the cold fusion controversy. When two electrochemists at the University of Utah claimed to have produced the reaction that fuels the stars -- fusion, scientists around the world scrambled to confirm their startling results. The scientists making the claim were respected -- Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons -- but failed attempts to reproduce their experiment produced doubt. To this day, no one knows the origin of the excess energy detected by Pons and Fleischmann.
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Chicago: “NOVA; Confusion in a Jar,” 04/24/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 23, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_391E8FE89C51430F86DEB527F9D94CDF.
- MLA: “NOVA; Confusion in a Jar.” 04/24/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 23, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_391E8FE89C51430F86DEB527F9D94CDF>.
- APA: NOVA; Confusion in a Jar. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_391E8FE89C51430F86DEB527F9D94CDF