- 1 videodisc (52 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Additional Authors
- Briggs, David.Miodownik, Mark.
- Corporate Author
- BBC Scotland.British Broadcasting Corporation.
- Closed-captioned.Contents: Introduction to man-made materials -- Where materials science meets medical science -- Looking for an ivory substitute -- Collodion coated balls a disaster -- Celluloid--world's first practical plastic -- Celluloid's inner world -- Celluloid's early uses -- Farsighted businessman -- Baekeland's early efforts -- Bakelite -- Bakelite conveyed modernity -- Beyond Bakelite -- Plastics, polymers, and petroleum -- Plastics take over -- Carbon fiber composite -- Advantages of carbon fiber composite -- Graphene -- Scotch tape method -- Graphene's remarkable properties -- Back to nature -- Studying stickiness in beetles -- Inspired by beetle feet -- Bio-materials -- Regenerating cartilage -- Frontier of materials science -- Materials of the future.Originally produced as an episode of The Secret World of Materials in 2011.Presented by Mark Miodownik.Summary: Science has created more new materials in the last 100 years than in all of the rest of history--and this is just the beginning. In this program, materials scientist Dr. Mark Miodownik explores the history, production, and use of plastic, including a new generation that takes its inspiration from nature.