How It Works

2017
1:00:00

November 15, 2015

Expired 3.0 6 x
Professor Mark Miodownik tells the story of plastics - created in the lab, they have brought luxury to the masses and shaped the modern age. He recounts tales of the mavericks responsible for some of plastic's most outrageous failures and heady successes, from the explosive attempts to make a replacement for ivory billiard...
Episodes 2015
1:00:00

November 22, 2015

Expired 3.0 8 x
Professor Mark Miodownik traces the story of ceramics. He looks at how we started with simple clay, sand and rock and changed them into pottery, glass and concrete - materials that would allow us to build cities, transform the way we view our world and communicate at the speed of light. Deep within their inner structure Ma...
1:00:00

November 9, 2015

Expired 3.0 16 x
Professor Mark Miodownik travels to Israel to trace the history of our love affair with gleaming, lustrous metal. He learns how we first extracted glinting copper from dull rock and used it to shape our world and reveals how our eternal quest for lighter, stronger metals led us to forge hard, sharp steel from malleable iro...
Episodes 2013

3. Ceramics: How They Work

3.0 15 x
How simple clay, sand and rock can build cities and transform the way we view our world.(R)

2. Plastic: How It Works

3.0 23 x
How plastics brought luxury to the masses and could help rebuild the human body.(R)

1. Metal: How It Works

3.0 24 x
Mark Miodownik travels to Israel to trace the history of our love affair with metal.(R)
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