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Infinite Secrets
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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

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Christie's, New York, 1998: In a blaze of publicity, an extraordinary item was put up for sale. To the untrained eye, it was nothing more than a small and unassuming Byzantine prayer book, yet it sold for over $2 million. Its real value lay not in the prayers, but in a much earlier, spidery script that lay hidden almost invisibly beneath them. This turned out to be the oldest and most authentic copy of a compendium of works by the ancient Greek scholar Archimedes, lost for more than a thousand years. Scientists are now using cutting-edge imaging techniques to unlock the secrets of this time capsule and gain a unique insight into one of the greatest minds the world has ever known.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Infinite Secrets,” 07/30/2003, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B246F7C25F7C45178DDF9B090C25B33A.
MLA: “NOVA; Infinite Secrets.” 07/30/2003. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B246F7C25F7C45178DDF9B090C25B33A>.
APA: NOVA; Infinite Secrets. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B246F7C25F7C45178DDF9B090C25B33A
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