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1. The great robot race   Publication: WGBH Education Foundation, 2006 . 56 mins. ; color. , Twenty-three bizarre looking vehicles line up at the starting gate of the DARPA Grand Challenge with one thing in common; there is nobody behind the wheel. Sponsored by the Pentagon's research agency, this race for robotic, driverless vehicles has a $2 million prize. Its ultimate goal is to gather new ideas for the future of ubnmmaned warfare. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

2. Saturn's Titan: voyage to the mystery moon   Publication: WGBH Education Foundation, 2006 . 56 mins. ; color. , A billion miles from Earth, Titan is a tantalizing alien world. Could clues to the origins of life or even living microbes be hiddenunder its thick orange clouds? Saturn's largest moon has a soupy atmosphere resembling Earth's billions of years ago, and may help reveal how life got started and whether it exists on other worlds. It took seven yearsfor top US and Europ Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

3. Rx for survival - the heroes   Publication: WGBH Boston Video 2005 . 120 mins. ; color. , RX for survival - the heroes presents the stories of unsung champions who protect people worldwide from the ravages of threatening disease. Using highlights from the acclaimed six-hour Rx for Survival series, this special focuses on the individual heroes whose tireless perseverance saves millions of lives across the globe. From young polio warriors in India to armies of grandmothers in Nepal, Rx for Survival — The Heroes takes viewers inside the stirring campaigns that have brought renewed faith to poor communities from Africa to South America. This unique special is the true story of individuals whose creativity, leadership and determination are finally giving hope to people who have known only poverty and disease, but who can now dream of a safer and healthier future. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

4. Building on Ground Zero / written and produced by Larry Klein ; a BBC-WGBH Boston co-production.   Publication: Boston: WGBH Boston Video, 2006 . 1 videodisc (ca. 56 min.) sd., col. 4 3/4 in. , In a follow up to the Emmy Award-winning documentary Why The Towers Fell, NOVA looks back at the events of 9/11 and reviews the major investigations into the collapse of the World Trade Center. What has been learned in order to improve the construction and security of our most important structures, present and future? How does the U.S. rate compared to other countries? What are the challenges facing architects, engineers, and builders and the obstacles preventing them from adopting new building codes? The film features incisive interviews with key investigators and engineers—including Leslie Robertson, who engineered the World Trade Center towers and takes viewers to the construction site of his current project in Shanghai, touted as the tallest structure in the world. | "Lessons from the World Trade Center collapse"--Container. Originally broadcast as an episode of the television program Nova on Sept. 5, 2006. Some content produced in 2002. Special feature include: teaching materials (PDF format, computer and DVD-ROM drive required). Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

5. Thomas A. Edison : father of invention / produced by Paul Budline Productions, History Television Network Productions, H-TV ; written and directed by Paul Budline.   Publication: [S.l.] : A & E Television Networks, 1996 , Life in the modern world would be unthinkable without his inventions. More than any other individual, he paved the way for the future. Thomas Alva Edison has rightly earned a place among the most important men in history. His inventions the light bulb, phonograph and movie camera, among many others literally transformed the world. But countless myths have sprung up around Edison, and his private life was a marked contrast to his success as an inventor. BIOGRAPHY reveals the complete story, from the long quest to develop the light bulb to the devastating affect his fame had on his home life. Hear Edison's great-grandson speculate that the inventor's self-absorption led his first wife to commit suicide, and learn the truth about his supposed lack of schooling. Rare films made by Edison himself show the inventor at work, and Edison scholars tell the little known stories behind some of his 1,049 patents. From his Midwestern childhood to international acclaim, this is the fascinating story of "the Wizard of Menlo Park." Date: 1996 Availability: No items available:

6. Growing up online   Publication: Boston [United States] WGBH Educational Foudnation PBS Home Video [distibutor] 2008 . 1 videodisc (60 min.) sd., col. 4 3/4 in. , MySpace. YouTube. Facebook. Friendster. Nearly every teen in America is on the Internet every day, socializing with friends and strangers alike, "trying on" identities, and building a virtual profile of themselves - one that many kids insist is a more honest depiction of who they really are than the person they portray at home or in school. Growing Up Online peers inside the world of this cyber-savvy generation through the eyes of teens and their parents, who often find themselves on opposite sides of a new digital divide. A generation with a radically different notion of privacy and personal space, today's adolescents are grappling with issues their parents never had to deal iwth: from cyber bullying to instant "Internet fame," to the specter of online sexual predators. Frontline investigates the risks, realities, and misconceptions of teenage self-expression on the World Wide Web. Date: 2008 Availability: No items available:

7. Life beyond earth : a film by Timothy Ferris.   Publication: [Seattle, Wash.] : KCTS 1999 . one videodisc ( 110 min.) color. Date: 1999 Availability: No items available:

8. A celebration of 50 years of inspiration, innovation and discovery.   Publication: NASA . 3 discs (180 mins. ); color. , A Celebration of 50 years of inspiration, innovation and discovery. This three DVD set spotlights NASA’s expeditions and innovations of the past five decades through a comprehensive video presentation and an engaging, interactive online feature. | Disc 1 -- 50 years of exploration - the golden anniversary of NASA documentary(87 mins.) | Disc 2 -- Interactive multimeda feature | Disc 3 -- a. NASA's 50th anniversary gala program (71 mins.) b. 50 years of exploration -- the golden anniversary of NASA (Neil Armstrong) 13:39. c. 50 years of exploration - the golden anniversary of NASA (Jim Lovelll) 13:15 Availability: No items available: