NOVA: Making Stuff: Colder
Airs Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 at 9 p.m. & Sunday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. on KPBS
Tuesday, October 29, 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 "Colder" airs Wednesday, October 30 at 9 p.m. - Cold. For centuries we’ve fought it, shunned it and huddled against it. Cold has always been the enemy of life, but now it may hold the key to a new generation of science and technology that will improve our lives.
David Pogue explores the frontiers of cold science, from saving the lives of severe trauma patients and cooling a warming planet to ultracold physics, where bizarre new properties of matter are the norm and the basis of new technologies like levitating trains and quantum computers.
In this brave new world, cold isn’t to be avoided. Cold is the new hot.