NOVA: Making Stuff: Wilder
Airs Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 9 p.m. on KPBS
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Host and New York Times technology columnist David Pogue returns to the acclaimed miniseries, MAKING STUFF, which this time explores how technology makes stuff faster (October 16), wilder (October 23), colder (October 30) and safer (November 6).
MAKING STUFF "Wilder" airs Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 9 p.m. - What happens when engineers open up nature’s toolbox? David Pogue explores bold innovations inspired by the Earth’s greatest inventor, life itself.
From underwater wi-fi based on dolphin communication, to robotic “mules” and “cheetahs” for the military, to swarms of robotic bees, Pogue travels the world seeing the “wildest” ideas put into action in new inventions and technologies.
It is a journey that sees today’s bacteria turned into tomorrow’s metallurgists, viruses building batteries, and even DNA, the Code of Life, put to work in “living” computers. Will the stuff of the future take on a life of its own?
Read the related article on "The Evolution of the Bioinspired Robot," By Rachel Nuwer.