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Making Stuff Wilder

Season 40 Episode 19 | 53m 3s Video has closed captioning.

What happens when scientists open up nature's toolbox? In "Making Stuff Wilder," David Pogue explores bold new innovations inspired by the Earth's greatest inventor, life itself. From robotic "mules" and "cheetahs" for the military, to fabrics born out of fish slime, host David Pogue travels the globe to find the world’s wildest new inventions and technologies.

Aired: 10/23/13

Expired: 12/15/15

Rating: TV-PG

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