Posts Tagged ‘nova’

Four-Winged Dinosaur

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Long ago in the age of dinosaurs, a volcano in eastern China erupted and buried a host of strange creatures in ash, creating exquisite fossils that preserved a big surprise–many dinosaurs were covered in feathers. In The Four-Winged Dinosaur, NOVA investigates the most bizarre of these feathered dinosaurs, which has rekindled a fierce, decades-long debate over the origin of bird flight. Found at YouTube from NOVA.

Roman Baths Documentary

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

This special, , runs 56 minutes long.

While some Roman baths were palatial and luxurious, the bathhouse wasn’t the exclusive haven of the privileged. Surrounded by sophisticated vaulted ceilings and revolutionary heated system, men and women from all classes and backgrounds bathed, drank, shouted and sang in a daily ritual that defined what it was like to be Roman. But after the fall of the Roman Empire, this state-of-the-art community center became a mystery.

21st Combat Support Hostpital In Iraq

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

This is a NOVA show examining the doctors, surgeons, and military staff of the 21st Combat Support
Hospital
in Iraq. The following copy is from :

The film follows the daily drama of life and death in a tented hospital in
the deserts north of Baghdad. Building a state-of-the-art hospital in
the dust and heat is a remarkable achievement, but it represents only
the start of the difficulties faced by the doctors and nurses of the
21st CSH. Relief at the lack of military casualties is soon replaced by
high drama and difficult ethical decisions as Iraqi victims arrive,
many of them children with horrific injuries caused by unexploded
weapons.

NOVA shows how innovations in battlefield medicine have
transformed the survival prospects of such casualties, and provides an
intimate story of the struggle for survival in a combat hospital. The show is 56 minutes long and contains graphic images.