NOVA; Japan’s American Genius
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- Japan’s American Genius
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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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Japanese industries are betting that the genius behind the amorphous materials, Detroit inventor Stanford Ovshinsky, is onto something big. His pathbreaking discovery in the 1960s was that amorphous materials -- simple glassy substances-- can serve the same electronic function as hard-to-grow and expensive crystals such as silicon.
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