NOVA Making Stuff: Stronger

NOVA Making Stuff: Stronger

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 9:00pm

Pictured: David Pogue with NOVA car

Credit: Courtesy of Powderhouse Productions

What is the world’s strongest material? Host David Pogue looks at the ways in which science and nature work to make strong stuff.

NOVA begins the ambitious series with a quest for the world’s strongest stuff in Making Stuff: Stronger, airing Wednesday, August 21 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Host David Pogue helps viewers understand what defines strength, examining everything from mollusks to a toucan’s beak, and testing the world’s strongest materials.

The series continues with:

Making Stuff: Smaller, Wednesday, August 21 at 10 p.m. How small can we go?

Making Stuff: Cleaner, Wednesday August 28 at 9 p.m. Most modern materials are dangerous to the environment, but what about cleaning up our world?

Making Stuff: Smarter, Wednesday August 28 at 10 p.m. What can nature teach us about building smarter materials?

Please note that the date and time presented in this preview do not reflect out local broadcast schedule.

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Saw it. Keep the series. Lose

Saw it. Keep the series. Lose the host.

David Pogue... UGGGHHH!

This would be good but David Pogue spoils the series. He's more interested in mugging for the camera than hosting the series. He acts like an idiot. I hope PBS isn't considering hiring this dope for future science series.