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NOVA | Making Stuff Smarter

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NOVA | Making Stuff Smarter Preview Explore a new generation of ingenious materials, from clothes that monitor your mood to real-life invisibility cloaks.

NOVA | Making Stuff Smarter

Watch Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 10pm on WMHT TV
Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 8pm & Friday, August 30, 2013 at 3pm on WMHT WORLD 

An army tanker truck that heals its own bullet wounds. An airplane wing that changes shape as it flies. Clothing that can monitor its wearer’s heart rate, health and mood. Host David Pogue looks into the growing number of smart materials that can respond, change and even learn.

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