NOVA: Making Stuff 2
Self-driving cars. Bomb-sniffing plants. Swarms of flying robots. A machine that can see through lead. Civilization was built on the human ability to invent - to create new materials and technologies from the raw materials of the earth. So how are the fields of engineering and materials science going to shape our future?
Popular technology columnist and best-selling author David Pogue returns to guide viewers through a new generation of cutting-edge materials that is powering the next wave of scientific and technological innovation in this spectacular four-part continuation of the NOVA series Making Stuff.
With his zany humor and zest for discovery, Pogue meets the scientists and engineers who are plunging to the bottom of the temperature scale, finding design inspiration in nature, and breaking every speed limit to make a new generation of "stuff" that is colder, faster, safer, and wilder than anything we've ever seen or experienced.
Production Year: 2013
Host: David Pogue
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen