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NOVA; Making Stuff: Safer

11/07/2013

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Series
NOVA
Program
Making Stuff: Safer
Program Number

4021

Series Description

Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

Program Description

The world has always been a dangerous place, so how do we increase our odds of survival? In "Making Stuff Safer," David Pogue explores the cutting-edge research of scientists and engineers who want to keep us out of harm’s way. Some are countering the threat of natural disasters with new firefighting materials and safer buildings. Others are at work on technologies to thwart terrorist attacks. A next-generation vaccine will save millions from deadly disease. And innovations like smarter cars and better sports gear will reduce the risk of everyday activities. We’ll never eliminate danger—but science and technology are making stuff safer.

A NOVA Production by Gemini Productions LLC for WGBH/Boston

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Making Stuff: Safer,” 11/07/2013, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_64AE37AE785E4BD3BD74C465C2E5D5A5.
MLA: “NOVA; Making Stuff: Safer.” 11/07/2013. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_64AE37AE785E4BD3BD74C465C2E5D5A5>.
APA: NOVA; Making Stuff: Safer. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_64AE37AE785E4BD3BD74C465C2E5D5A5
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