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NOVA ScienceNow
Can Science Stop Crime
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Premiered January 2005 NOVA scienceNOW is a new series produced by NOVA. For more than three decades, NOVA has been unrivaled in bringing authoritative, innovative, and entertaining science documentaries to television. Now the same award-winning producers have teamed up with veteran reporter Robert Krulwich to cover the timeliest developments and intriguing personalities in science and technology today. Presenting multiple stories in a magazine format hosted by Krulwich and reported by a diverse team of correspondents in the field, NOVA scienceNOW will air five times a year in the NOVA time slot.

NOVA scienceNOW has named Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, respected scientist, author, and director of the Hayden Planetarium in the Rose Center For Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History, to host the science magazine series with the launch of its second season in the Fall of 2006. Series release date: 1/25/2005

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What’s the secret to stopping crime? David Pogue gives the third degree to scientists pushing the limits of technology — not only to solve horrific murders, but also to try to prevent crimes. Pogue learns the latest techniques, from unraveling the clues embedded in a decomposing corpse to detecting lies by peering directly into a suspect’s brain to tracking the creation of a psychopath’s mind.

A Time Frame Films Production for NOVA

Profile: Tadayoshi Kohno, University of Washington Security and Privacy Lab

We meet a genius crime-stopper who has made some terrifying discoveries, including how easy it is for a bad guy to highjack not just your laptop but your kids’ toys, medical devices, even your car.

Tadayoshi (Yoshi) Kohno is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the UW Information School. His research focuses on computer security and privacy, broadly defined. Current areas of research span: computer security and privacy for emerging and consumer technologies; computer security and privacy for mobile and cloud systems; and the human element in computer security systems.

Profile produced for WBGH by Seftel Productions.



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