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NOVA; Making Stuff: Stronger

12/16/2010

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Series
NOVA
Program
Making Stuff: Stronger
Program Number

3802

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

What is the strongest material in the world? Is it steel, Kevlar, carbon nanotubes, or something entirely new? NOVA kicks off the four-part series "Making Stuff" with a quest for the world's strongest substances. Host David Pogue takes a look at what defines strength, examining everything from steel cables to mollusks to a toucan's beak. Pogue travels from the deck of a U.S. naval aircraft carrier to a demolition derby to the country's top research labs to check in with experts who are re-engineering what nature has given us to create the next generation of strong stuff.

A NOVA Production by Powderhouse Productions for WGBH

Duration

00:56:40

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Making Stuff: Stronger,” 12/16/2010, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 25, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E91A8EA0A6604BE19441FEA6CA6B7DDF.
MLA: “NOVA; Making Stuff: Stronger.” 12/16/2010. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 25, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E91A8EA0A6604BE19441FEA6CA6B7DDF>.
APA: NOVA; Making Stuff: Stronger. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E91A8EA0A6604BE19441FEA6CA6B7DDF
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