Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Next on NOVA scienceNOW
With Neil deGrasse Tyson


Wednesday, August 6 at 9 p.m.
(Check your local listings as dates and times may vary.)

This broadcast looks at attempts to build a space elevator, how we
age, a new technique for finding Maya ruins, and a profile of
biologist Bonnie Bassler.

Will research into "longevity genes" help us live longer and
healthier lives?

Space Elevator
Can we build a 22,000-mile-high cable to transport cargo and
people into space?

NASA archeologists use satellites to pinpoint ancient ruins
buried deep in the jungle.

Profile: Bonnie Bassler
Her insight into how bacteria "talk" has launched a revolution
in biological and medical research.

The journey continues on the NOVA scienceNOW Web site. Watch the
entire hour-long episode online starting August 7. E-mail scientists
from the broadcast with your questions, explore a 2,000-year-old
Maya mural, read an interview with physicist and space elevator
visionary Brad Edwards, find out what all the hoopla is about SIR2
and how it can slow down aging (at least in yeast). And watch video

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