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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.

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Boxer Crab Fights off Pufferfish

Episode 2, “Survival” premieres Wednesday, May 2 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) The boxer crab has an extraordinary method for self defense: it wards off...

Cannibal Wall Lizards in Greece

Episode 1, “Hunger Wars” premieres Wednesday, April 25 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) On the Greek island of Parthenos, a dense population of wall lizards...

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Five Reasons to Eat Insects

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