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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 9 Making Stuff: Stronger

First Aired: January 19, 2011

Part 1 of 4 of "Making Stuff" begins with "Stronger," a search for the world's strongest material. The quest touches upon Kevlar, carbon nanotubes and even mollusks and toucan beaks. The installment also ponders a possible replacement for steel: natural spider silk. New York Times technology reporter David Pogue hosts.

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