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Season 06, Episode 01 Japan: Precious Oysters, Rare Salamanders

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Oct 12, 1987
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Japan: Precious Oysters, Rare Salamanders Oct 12, 1987 David and Kaori visit the Mikimoto Pearl Farm and see the 100-year process of culturing pearls. David and Kanae Nishio go wading in a forest stream, hunting for a giant salamander. This information supplied by Chuck N. Thank you, Chuck.

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Season 06, Episode 02 Japan: Landslide!

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Oct 13, 1987
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Japan: Landslide! Oct 13, 1987 Impeding Japanese throughout is the erosion of Mmighty .t Fuji. David sees what steps are being guarded to help the Japanese society in spite of it. Included is a building where rainstorms and landslides are simulated.

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Season 06, Episode 03 Japan: Paper and Kites

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Oct 14, 1987
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Japan: Paper and Kites Oct 14, 1987 David and Kaori visit the Furutas, whose family has been making paper by hand for two centuries. They follow the Furutas as they make a batch of fine paper. David, Kaori, and Chizuru Ishizaka join a kite expert and test a kite designed to fly in little wind. This information supplied by Chuck N. Thank you, Chuck.

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Season 06, Episode 04 Japan: Earthquake!

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Oct 15, 1987
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Japan: Earthquake! Oct 15, 1987 David and Kaori get a glimpse of architects designing buildings that can resist the force of some natural disasters.

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Season 06, Episode 05 Japan: Judo and Computers

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Oct 16, 1987
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Japan: Judo and Computers Oct 16, 1987 How would you like to write your messages in a strictly-ordered way, knowing that one mistake could change the meaning of your sentence? It can happen in English, but it's easier to write Japanese wrong. David and Kaori visit a software researcher and test out software that is designed to read and identify handwritten Kanji characters. (David puts his skills to the test and fails.) David and Kaori also participate in a grueling judo workout, after which they learn about a computer that helps train judo students. Finally, Kaori shows David the next closest thing Japanese language has to the English alphabet.

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Season 06, Episode 06 Detectives: Skin and Bone Detectives

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Oct 19, 1987
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Detectives: Skin and Bone Detectives Oct 19, 1987 Archaeologists are seen trying to demystify the Mayans, Egyptian mummies, and a prehistoric cave where flint was mined.

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Season 06, Episode 07 Detectives: Tool and Trash Detectives

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Oct 20, 1987
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Detectives: Tool and Trash Detectives Oct 20, 1987 There are ""archaeologists"" in Arizona that are analyzing modern humans from samples of their trash! It's a far cry from the tools of ancient man, or so you would think.

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Season 06, Episode 08 Detectives: Wildlife Detectives

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Oct 21, 1987
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Detectives: Wildlife Detectives Oct 21, 1987 This show observes owls in the wild and the ecosystems in a salt marsh.

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Season 06, Episode 09 Detectives: Dinosaur Detectives

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Oct 22, 1987
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Detectives: Dinosaur Detectives Oct 22, 1987 In the centerpiece of this episode, a museum moves a large dinosaur exhibit into place.

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Season 06, Episode 10 Detectives: Pattern Detectives

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Oct 23, 1987
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Detectives: Pattern Detectives Oct 23, 1987 Can you tell a pattern when you see it? A combination of new and recycled material shows all sorts of patterns in nature.

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Season 06, Episode 11 Architecture: Raising the Big Top

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Oct 26, 1987
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Architecture: Raising the Big Top Oct 26, 1987 Basic architecture can be whittled down to beams and a sheet. This is seen through circus tents, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome and other things.

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Season 06, Episode 12 Architecture: Home

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Oct 27, 1987
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Architecture: Home Oct 27, 1987 The frame is vitally important to anything architectural. We see how animals make their perfectly-designed shelters, how the Japanese can join two boards without glue or nails, and find the traditional Kenya home.

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Season 06, Episode 13 Architecture: Stack It Up

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Oct 28, 1987
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Architecture: Stack It Up Oct 28, 1987 How do you build the world's largest Gothic cathedral? It all comes down to using marble cut in certain ways. The arch and the buttress are featured in the ongoing construction of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

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Season 06, Episode 14 Architecture: Made to Fit

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Oct 29, 1987
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Architecture: Made to Fit Oct 29, 1987 There is a branch of architectural science called ergonomics, which states how things are built to fit certain people. David Quinn sees if he can improve the ergonomics of a kitchen.

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Season 06, Episode 15 Architecture: Light But Strong

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Oct 30, 1987
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Architecture: Light But Strong Oct 30, 1987 The shape and composition of architectural materials can prove vital for various reasons. The I-beam and the triangle brace are highlighted in this episode.

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Season 06, Episode 16 Mammals: Rats and Bats

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Nov 2, 1987
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Mammals: Rats and Bats Nov 2, 1987 Hard to believe mice and rats are mammals, as are bats. But this program shows why rodents are classified this way.

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Season 06, Episode 17 Mammals: Keeping Warm

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Nov 3, 1987
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Mammals: Keeping Warm Nov 3, 1987 Fur and hair are mammals' chief arsenal to stay warm. But what about sea otters?

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Season 06, Episode 18 Mammals: Live Birth, Warm Milk

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Nov 4, 1987
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Mammals: Live Birth, Warm Milk Nov 4, 1987 This show witnesses the births of elephant seals and wildebeests. Also seen are young black bears and kangaroos.

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Season 06, Episode 19 Mammals at Play

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Nov 5, 1987
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Mammals at Play Nov 5, 1987 Play is an important part of growing, as we see from watching babboons, chimpanzees, sheep dogs and even kids playing.

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Season 06, Episode 20 Big Mammals: The High Cost of Living

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Nov 6, 1987
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Big Mammals: The High Cost of Living Nov 6, 1987 There is a price ecosystems pay when big animals are confined. This program shows the elephant, the rhinoceros and the tapir groping with spatial problems.

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Season 06, Episode 21 Modeling: Things on Wheels

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Nov 9, 1987
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Modeling: Things on Wheels Nov 9, 1987 Models are used to test ideas before they become large-scale. A class of intermediate-school students go through modeling tactics in building a spring-driven car. We also see newsreel clips of models that produced both commonplace items and inventions that didn't pan out.

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Season 06, Episode 22 Modeling: Through Ice and Air

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Nov 10, 1987
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Modeling: Through Ice and Air Nov 10, 1987 Models observed in this episode include those of Canadian ice shields, fast bicycles, and modern airplanes.

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Season 06, Episode 23 Modeling: The Earth

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Nov 11, 1987
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Modeling: The Earth Nov 11, 1987 Surveyors are seen at work, as are schoolkids who devise a map of their own neighborhood.

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Season 06, Episode 24 Modeling: Knees and Small Things

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Nov 12, 1987
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Modeling: Knees and Small Things Nov 12, 1987 Models are shown in museums and in the medical world.

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Season 06, Episode 25 Modeling: Spaces

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Nov 13, 1987
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Modeling: Spaces Nov 13, 1987 Much of this program focuses on a zoo's constructing an uncannily accurate rain forest for its animals.

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Season 06, Episode 26 In the Air: Finding Your Way

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Nov 16, 1987
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In the Air: Finding Your Way Nov 16, 1987 Built largely on material recycled from Season 1, this episode includes insight on how pigeons and bats negotiate their world. Bats rely on sonar, but as for pigeons and how they navigate, that's a different story.

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Season 06, Episode 27 In the Air: Drifting with the Wind

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Nov 17, 1987
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In the Air: Drifting with the Wind Nov 17, 1987 Main Concept: Variances in wind currents can be used to create different forms of transportation such as soaring, gliding and hot air balloons. Even inanimate objects like a kite depend on the wind to function properly.Wind power is introduced with Flying Scooters at an amusement park. Hopey learns about the sport of ""soaring"" by taking a trip in a glider sail plane.Repeat of a sequence from the episode Hot/Cold: Temperatures on Earth/In Space: In the mountains of Colorado, Lisa participates in a balloon race to better understand why a hot-air balloon rises.David visits a local Kite Club in Tokyo where he meets a Japanese ""kite doctor,"" who uses science to improve a kite's performance.

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Season 06, Episode 28 In the Air: Born to Fly

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Nov 18, 1987
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In the Air: Born to Fly Nov 18, 1987 Jan Carter, Entymologist at the Cincinatti Zoo and Botanical Garden teaches us about the life cycles of the butterfly. David speaks with Glen Wiggins, curator at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto Canada, about Dragonflies and their wings and Moths and their Proboscis. Then there's a recycled segment from season 1, Episode 22, where Marc visits a beekeeper. Then back to David and Glen Wiggins about Beetles. This show's information is supplied by Chuck N. Thank you, Chuck.

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Season 06, Episode 29 In the Air: Fat Things That Fly

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Nov 19, 1987
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In the Air: Fat Things That Fly Nov 19, 1987 Hopey finds a hibernating ground for ladybugs. David observes beetles at the Royal Ontario Museum. Todd gets fooled by Barbara Reinalda and her softball pitches.REHASHED FROM SEASON 1 (Show 8): Trini takes rides the Goodyear Blimp around New York City.MUSIC VIDEO: Airborne.

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Season 06, Episode 30 In the Air: Unbelievable Flying Objects

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Nov 20, 1987
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In the Air: Unbelievable Flying Objects Nov 20, 1987 David visits Aerovironment Inc. where they are building a full scale Pterodactyl model that has been designed based on the few clues scientists have about the real animal. Then David visits Burt Rutan, designer of the Voyager, the first plane to travel around the world without stopping. There David and Burt discuss the custom airplane designs and experimants Burt has made. This information is supplied by Chuck N. Thank you, Chuck.

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