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NOVA | Making Stuff Stronger

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Watch Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 9pm on WMHT TV
Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 7pm & Friday, August 23, 2013 at 2pm on WMHT WORLD
 

What is the world’s strongest material? From steel to Kevlar and spider silk to carbon nanotubes, host David Pogue looks at the ways in which science and nature work to make strong stuff.

Phylogenetic trees can tell us where medical problems come from, and how to fight them.

PBS Nature News

Shark Avoids Death by Walking to Safety

The epaulette sharks small size allows it to thrive in shallow coral reefs. But when the tide rolls out it can be left high and dry. To avoid baking in the hot  sun...

Peacock Spider Performs Colorful Dance to Attract Mate

The male peacock jumping spider must dance for his life.  In order to woo a female and avoid being eaten, he performs an intricate dance using a brilliantly colored...

NOVA scienceNOW News

Five Reasons to Eat Insects

Save room for bugs! They're the future of green cuisine.