Stuff! It's all around us. The metals, plastics, glass, fibers and other materials that make up our homes, our cars, our electronics, our everything! Most of the time we accept this stuff for what it is and don't give it another thought. But not David Pogue.
David is a New York Times
personal technology columnist and CBS news correspondent who wants to know,
just what is all of our stuff made of? How strong can materials get? On how
small of a scale can we work with them? How clean can we get our technology?
And how smart can a material become? From the first man to craft a tool using a
rock, to the future of robots so small they'll navigate your blood stream,
we'll be following David as he searches for the stories behind the materials
that make up our world in this four-part program set to air in the
2010 winter of 2011.
I'm Dan Parsons, a production assistant on the Making Stuff crew. So far in production we've locked down the treatment for one of the four episodes, titled "Strong, Stronger, Strongest" and should have the second, "Small Smaller Smallest" complete soon. We've lined up some interesting adventures for our host including trips to a demolition derby, an active Navy aircraft carrier, a steel mill, a diamond cutter and to MIT for a slow-motion look at exactly how things break. There's still a long road ahead of us, so keep checking back as production continues for an inside look behind the production of Making Stuff!
Publicist's Note: MAKING STUFF: Stronger, Smaller, Cleaner, Smarter will premiere Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 9pm ET/PT on PBS