Making Stuff

From DocuWiki

Jump to: navigation, search


[edit] General Information

Science Documentary hosted by David Pogue, published by PBS broadcasted as part of PBS Nova series in 2011 - English narration

[edit] Cover

Image: Making-Stuff-Cover.jpg

[edit] Information

Making Stuff Invisibility cloaks. Spider silk that is stronger than steel. Plastics made of sugar that dissolves in landfills. Self-healing military vehicles. Smart pills and micro-robots that zap diseases. Clothes that monitor your mood. What will the future bring, and what will it be made of? In NOVA's four-hour series, "Making Stuff," popular New York Times technology reporter David Pogue takes viewers on a fun-filled tour of the material world we live in, and the one that may lie ahead. Gets a behind-the-scenes look at scientific innovations ushering in a new generation of materials that are stronger, smaller, cleaner, and smarter than anything we've ever seen?

[edit] Making Stuff: Stronger

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 mollusk shells 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.

[edit] Making Stuff: Smaller

How small can we go? Could we one day have robots taking "fantastic voyages" in our bodies to kill rogue cells? The triumphs of tiny are seen all around us in the Information Age: transistors, microchips, laptops, cell phones. Now, David Pogue takes NOVA viewers to an even smaller world in "Making Stuff: Smaller," examining the latest in high-powered nano-circuits and micro-robots that may one day hold the key to saving lives.

[edit] Making Stuff: Cleaner

Can innovations in materials science help clean up our world? In "Making Stuff: Cleaner," David Pogue explores the rapidly developing science and business of clean energy and examines alternative ways to generate it, store it, and distribute it. Is hydrogen the way to go? What about lithium batteries? Does this solve an energy problem or create a new dependency? Pogue investigates the latest developments in bio-based fuels and in harnessing solar energy for our cars, homes, and industry in a program full of the stuff of a sustainable future.

[edit] Making Stuff: Smarter

"Making Stuff: Smarter" looks at materials that respond to their environments and even learn, such as an airplane wing that changes shape as it flies. Scientists are turning to nature in developing such "smart" stuff. Sharkskin, for instance, has inspired a substance that, when sprayed in hospitals, could eliminate antibiotic-resistant bacteria. David Pogue visits a scientist who has even created a material that can render objects invisible. "Smarter" concludes with a vision of the ultimate in "life-like" stuff: programmable matter that could create a duplicate of a human being.

[edit] Screenshots

[edit] Technical Specs

[edit] PDTV

  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC
  • Video Bitrate: 1640 Kbps
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.778:1
  • Video Resolution: 832x464 (16.9)
  • Audio Codec: AC3
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 Kbps CBR 48KHz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: 55.Mins
  • Framerate: 23FPS
  • Number of Parts: 4
  • Part Size: 699 MB
  • Source: DVD
  • Encoded by: Harry65

[edit] HDTV

Technical Specs for HD

  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC
  • Video Bitrate: 3450 Kbps
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.778:1
  • Video Resolution: 1280x720 (16.9)
  • Audio Codec: AAC
  • Audio Bitrate: 132 Kbps VBR 48/24KHz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: 00:55:40
  • Framerate: 23.976fps
  • Number of Parts: 4
  • Part Size: 1.41 GB
  • Source: 1080i OTA ATSC
  • Encoded by: joeyjoejoe
  • subtitles merged

[edit] Links

[edit] Further Information

[edit] Release Post

[edit] Related Documentaries

[edit] ed2k Links

Added by Harry65
Personal tools