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NOVA; War Machines of Tomorrow


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War Machines of Tomorrow
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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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"War Machines of Tomorrow" looks at the effectiveness of new technologies in the Gulf War and beyond. It examines the successes and limitations of the "smart bombs" employed in Desert Storm and how the lessons of that conflict have spurred new technological advances. The program also looks at the demands of these new technologies on their human counterparts and explores more recent urban conflicts in which United States troops have had to rely on more traditional modes of combat.



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Chicago: “NOVA; War Machines of Tomorrow,” 02/07/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C0A9ADBF146D464B83DD3911A7E67045.
MLA: “NOVA; War Machines of Tomorrow.” 02/07/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C0A9ADBF146D464B83DD3911A7E67045>.
APA: NOVA; War Machines of Tomorrow. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C0A9ADBF146D464B83DD3911A7E67045
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