All life forms, including us, are built upon atoms of carbon. But modern technology is also built on a foundation of carbon. Modern Marvels: Carbon explores how such a simple element burns ... See full summary »

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Anthony Lacques

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Fred Caudill Fred Caudill ... Himself - Quality Assurance Manager, Calgon Carbon
Pamela Conrad Pamela Conrad ... Herself - Astrophysicist, NASA / JPL (as Pamela Conrad PhD)
Bruce Dale Bruce Dale ... Himself - Professor, Chemical Engineering, Michigan State (as Bruce Dale PhD)
Alex Figge Alex Figge ... Himself - Driver, Pacific Coast Motorsports
Mark Filowitz Mark Filowitz ... Himself - Vice-Chair, Chemistry, CSU Fullerton (as Mark S. Filowitz PhD)
Daryl Hill Daryl Hill ... Himself - Media Relations, Basin Electric
John Jacobs John Jacobs ... Himself - Plant Manager, Antelope Valley Station
Steven Jones Steven Jones ... Himself - Staff Scientist, Senior, NASA / JPL (as Steven Jones PhD)
Herbert Lapidus Herbert Lapidus ... Himself - Inventor, Odor-Eaters (as Herbert Lapidus PhD)
Katherine Legge Katherine Legge ... Herself (archive footage)
John Ludlow John Ludlow ... Himself - Carbon Fiber Technical Consultant, Zoltek
Bob O'Brien Bob O'Brien ... Himself - Senior Vice President, Calgon Carbon
David Seeber David Seeber ... Himself - Vice President of Manufacturing, General Pencil Company
Lloyd Sherr Lloyd Sherr ... Narrator (voice) (as Max Raphael)
David Tomanek David Tomanek ... Himself - Professor of Physics, Michigan State University (as David Tomanek PhD)
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All life forms, including us, are built upon atoms of carbon. But modern technology is also built on a foundation of carbon. Modern Marvels: Carbon explores how such a simple element burns hotter, cuts deeper, dies harder, insulates more thoroughly, and absorbs more fully than any other material. From diamonds to coal, carbon fiber race cars to graphite pencils, you'll see why carbon is not just the stuff of life, but the key to modern technology. You'll also learn why "activated carbon" is the material of choice for absorbing everything from toxic heavy metals in your drinking water to funky odors in your shoes. And you'll see how NASA is using carbon aerogel, the lightest, most insulating substance in the world, to search for clues about-you guessed it-carbon-based life forms. Written by Anonymous

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carbon | graphite | diamond | coal | See All (4) »


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TV-14
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14 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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