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VIDEO: Hunting the Elements

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Hunting the Elements
Paid | iTunes
Length: 01:53:12
Aired: 4/4/2012

Where do nature’s building blocks, called the elements, come from? They’re the hidden ingredients of everything in our world, from the carbon in our bodies to the metals in our smartphones. Watch as David Pogue unlocks their secrets. watch

VIDEO: Hunting the Elements

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Hunting the Elements
Free | PBS
Length: 01:53:07
Aired: 4/4/2012

A two-hour special from the producers of 'Making Stuff' watch

VIDEO: Smarter

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Smarter
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Length: 23:53:50
Aired: 2/9/2011

What can nature teach us about building smarter materials? Can we create materials that sense and respond? “When describing ‘smart materials,’ one analogy scientists give is the evolution from the first Terminator robot, a machine made of metal and circuitry, to the shape-shifting ‘liquid guy’ in Terminator 2,” said Making Stuff producer Chris Schmidt. Smarter looks into the growing number of materials that almost seem alive–able to react, change and even learn. An Army tanker truck that heals its own bullet wounds. An airplane wing that changes shape as it flies. For inspirations and ideas, scientists are turning to nature and biology and producing some innovative new developments in materials science. Knowledge and inspiration drawn from nature are showing scientists new ways to give our materials amazing new abilities. By understanding how geckos climb even smooth walls, scientists have created a gecko adhesive that let’s robots do the same. Studying the properties of skin has led to the development of self-healing protective foam. And Pogue literally goes swimming with sharks to understand a different kind of skin that is intriguing scientists. Scientists are modeling a material after sharkskin to develop an antibacterial film that, when sprayed in hospitals, could eliminate MRSA and other anti-biotic resistant bacteria. Pogue concludes “Smarter” with a visit to a scientist who has created a material that may make Harry potter’s invisibility cloak a reality! watch

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Year Title Description
2013 CBS This Morning: Episode
Season 2, Episode 259
Episode, Guest
2013 Nova: Making Stuff Safer
Season 41, Episode 6
Episode, Host
2011 Making Stuff TV Show Series, Host
2007 It's All Geek to Me TV Show Series, Host
2005 Nova scienceNow TV Show Series, Host

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