Host David Pogue tries to find out if there are physical limits to how fast we can go.
To rebuild the coastline, engineers are pumping sand onto New York s Coney Island beach.
What would life on a red dwarf planet look like?
Can scientists unravel the mysterious phenomena that lurk between Earth and space?
Ever since humans stood on two feet we have had the basic urge to go faster. But are there physical limits to how fast we can go? David Pogue wants to find out, and in 'Making Stuff: Faster,' he ll investigate everything from electric muscle cars and the America s cup sailboat to bicycles that smash speed records.
A new drone doesn't fly like an airplane or helicopter it flaps its wings like a bird.
Can we return apex predators to their natural environments without endangering humans?
In October 2012, superstorm Sandy cut a path of devastation across the Caribbean and the East Coast, killing hundreds and doing tens of billions of dollars in damage. Now, one year after Sandy s deadly strike, NOVA follows up on its 2012 film Inside the Megastorm with a fresh investigation of the critical questions raised by this historic storm.
Could tiny drones be the pollinators of the future?
Animated and Narrated by Anna Rothschild
Cinematography by Steve McCarthy
WGBH Educational Foundation 2013
Courtesy Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
SLOW MOTION: Flying Hoverfly
Who or what killed hundreds of people hidden in a burial chamber nearly 2,000 years ago?
The world has always been a dangerous place, so how do we increase our odds of survival? In 'Making Stuff: Safer,' David Pogue explores the cutting-edge research of scientists and engineers who want to keep us out of harm s way. Some are countering the threat of natural disasters with new firefighting materials and safer buildings. Others are at work on technologies to thwart terrorist attacks.
Explore an 18th century windmill with a modern day Dutch miller.
Disaster risk management expert Klaus Jacob speaks candidly about the effects of climate change and sea level rise on New York City. He says we need to think ahead to what New York will look like 400 years from now in order to plan effectively.
Can modern forensic science uncover fresh clues about the assassination of JFK?
Birds that craft tools and pick locks are rewriting the rules of animal intelligence.
Airing April 9, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS
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