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PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a (more…)

Premiered: March 3, 1974

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Season 38, Episode 13 Making Stuff: Smarter

First Aired: February 9, 2011

The "Making Stuff" conclusion, "Smarter," examines how nature inspires scientists to create new materials. Included: an Army tanker truck that heals its own bullet wounds; an airplane wing that changes shape during flight; a gecko-like adhesive that enables robots to climb walls; an effort to create a shark skin-modeled antibacterial film that would eliminate MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospitals.

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