Making More Stuff Quiz

  • By Kathleen Masterson
  • Posted 08.20.2014
  • NOVA

Levitating high-speed trains. Batteries grown by viruses. Bomb-sniffing plants. Vaccines administered like a painless tattoo. In NOVA's series "Making Stuff," technology columnist and best-selling author David Pogue investigates some of the most surprising and groundbreaking innovations taking place in the material world. Test your innovation smarts by taking our weekly quiz on ideas and materials that are wilder, faster, colder, and safer than anything we've seen before.

Quiz 45

What can diving birds teach us about building quieter trains? What giant animal muscle helped us build a better robotic arm?

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Shinkansen train: Associated Press
Kingfisher: iStockphoto
Making Stuff WIlder: WGBH Educational Foundation
Butterfly wing: iStockphoto

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