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Making Stuff: Smarter 

Making stuff smarter isn't about artificial intelligence. It's more about engineering materials at the microscopic level to behave in specific ways. Today is it possible to create materials... See full summary »

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Daniel McCabe

Writer:

Daniel McCabe

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Kellar Autumn Kellar Autumn ... Himself - Biologist, Lewis & Clark College
Tony Brennan Tony Brennan ... Himself - Biomaterials Engineer
Mark R. Cutkosky Mark R. Cutkosky ... Himself - Mechanical Engineer, Stanford University (as Mark Cutkosky)
Dan Inman Dan Inman ... Himself - Materials Scientist, Virginia Tech
Chad Knowles Chad Knowles ... Himself - Iraq War Veteran
Robert Langer Robert Langer ... Himself - Chemical Engineer, MIT (as Bob Langer)
Russ Monk Russ Monk ... Himself - Dir. of Operations, H.I.T.
Tom Ohnstad Tom Ohnstad ... Himself - Dir. of Engineering, H.I.T.
John Pendry John Pendry ... Himself - Theoretical Physicist, Imperial College London
David Pogue David Pogue ... Himself - New York Times Tech Columnist
Shravanthi Reddy Shravanthi Reddy ... Himself
David Smith David Smith ... Himself - Electrical Engineer, Duke University
Lynn Yanyo Lynn Yanyo ... Herself - Polymer Engineer, Lord Corporation
Cristina Zenato Cristina Zenato ... Herself - Shark Expert
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Storyline

Making stuff smarter isn't about artificial intelligence. It's more about engineering materials at the microscopic level to behave in specific ways. Today is it possible to create materials with clever designs or micro structures that permit control of a material's ability to self-heal, stick and release, self-clean, prevent disease, alter their shape and other properties. This program explains where several of these materials came from, how they work and how they are put to practical use. Written by David Foss

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 2011 (USA) See more »

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Powderhouse Productions See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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