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Making Stuff Stronger [electronic resource]

Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
What is the strongest material in the world? Is it iron? Are Kevlar and carbon nanotubes the way of the future, or will the powerful properties discovered in natural spider silk one day replace steel? NOVA begins this series with a quest for the world's strongest stuff. Host David Pogue helps viewers understand what defines strength, examining everything from mollusks to a toucan's beak and testing the world's strongest materials. 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 the experts who are re-engineering what nature has given us to create the next generation of strong "stuff.
Release Date
2011
Run Time
60 min.
Language
English
Rating
4-12
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 08, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Related Title
Making stuff (Television program)
Series
Making Stuff, With David Pogue
Contents
  • Introduction: Making Stuff Stronger (1:42)
  • Sponsors: NOVA (1:03)
  • Aircraft Carrier Landing (1:32)
  • Arresting Cable (1:21)
  • Steel (1:07)
  • Tensile Strength (1:32)
  • Ellwood Steel Company (2:41)
  • Car Body Steel (1:56)
  • Toughness (2:51)
  • Weaknesses of Metal (1:44)
  • High Speed Analysis (2:23)
  • Kevlar (2:05)
  • Kevlar in Action (2:03)
  • Inside Kevlar (2:32)
  • Carbon Nanotube (2:01)
  • Nanotube Forest (1:52)
  • Nanotube Interactions (2:27)
  • Toucan Beak (2:37)
  • Compressive Strength (3:00)
  • Abalone (3:28)
  • Spider Silk (2:23)
  • Dragline silk (2:17)
  • Genetically Modified Goats (2:26)
  • Man Made Spider Silk (2:55)
  • Conclusion (0:50)
  • Credits: Making Stuff Stronger: Making Stuff, with David Pogue (1:44)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2011.
Publisher no.
  • 56006s Films Media Group
  • 56007 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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