Wired Science was one of three pilots aired by PBS so that viewers can vote for one to be made into a ten-week series; it won that right, and the first season will begin airing in October.
The pilot episode takes the viewer into the world of meteorite hunters, where space, commerce, and art intersect, travels to Yellowstone National Park to harvest viruses which may hold the key to a technology revolution, and dives underwater to find NEEMO, NASA's extreme astronaut training program. Viewers will meet rocket belt inventors, stem cell explorers, and the developer of an electric car that goes zero-to-60 in under four seconds.
As a series, Wired Science will span the globe to uncover novel developments in biomedicine, space exploration, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, robotics, and military technology.
Searching for new life forms in the Arctic Ocean; creating smokeless gunpowder from cotton balls; the Wired LivingHome, an ecofriendly, technologically advanced home in L.A.; West Virginia's "quiet zone," where radio astronomers search for life on other planets; creating "perfect water" for movies; how a cold medicine relieves symptoms.