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NOVA; Invisible Flame, The

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Invisible Flame, The
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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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A fuel that may one day replace gasoline: hydrogen. This has nothing to do with the hydrogen bomb. It's a chemical that burns, like any other fuel..but with one special advantage. It's the main constituent of water H2O. NOVA looks at the potential of hydrogen as a zero-pollution fuel.



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