Watch NOVA's "Making Stuff"
From PBS's NOVA web site: "Invisibility cloaks. Spider silk that is stronger than steel. Plastics made of sugar that dissolve in landfills. Self-healing military vehicles. Smart pills and micro-robots that zap diseases. Clothes that monitor your mood. What will the future bring, and what will it be made of? In NOVA's four-hour series, 'Making Stuff,' popular New York Times technology reporter David Pogue takes viewers on a fun-filled tour of the material world we live in, and the one that may lie ahead. Get a behind-the-scenes look at scientific innovations ushering in a new generation of materials that are stronger, smaller, cleaner, and smarter than anything we've ever seen."
Watch "Making Stuff" Online!
Check out the previews below, courtesy of NOVA. You can follow the links to the full episodes on NOVA's web site.
Episode 1: Making Stuff: Stronger (aired January 19, 2011)
Episode 2: Making Stuff: Smaller (aired January 26, 2011)
Episode 3: Making Stuff: Cleaner (aired February 2, 2011)
Episode 4: Making Stuff: Smarter (aired February 9, 2011)