Hosted by The New York Times technology columnist David Pogue, this groundbreaking series, Making Stuff, focuses on the personal qualities that underlie the process of invention — the visionary talent, sheer luck and dogged determination that turn a wild idea into a cutting-edge material.
Making Stuff Stronger – 8pm
What is the world’s strongest material? From steel to Kevlar and spider silk to carbon nanotubes, host David Pogue looks at the ways in which science and nature work to make strong stuff.
Making Stuff Smaller – 9pm
Here in the information age, smaller is better: transistors, microchips and the laptops and cell phone that they power are triumphs of tiny. Now, host David Pogue takes us to an even smaller world, as he profiles the latest in high-powered nano-circuits and micro-robots that may one day hold the key to saving lives and building materials from the ground up.
Watch the first two episodes Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 8pm and 9pm.