The first stage in the adventure of human flight began when daring inventors and aeronauts in 18th-century Paris developed all the essential features of today's hot air and gas balloons. To explore a burst of innovation that fascinated Ben Franklin, WGBH's Nova uses period tools and materials to re-create key flights.
NOVA Labs is a digital platform where "citizen scientists" can actively participate in the scientific process. From predicting solar storms to tracking cloud movements, NOVA Labs participants can take part in real-world investigations by visualizing, analyzing, and sharing the same data that scientists use.
From The World's Science podcast to Nova, we'll deliver updates from these cutting edge programs. See a sample »