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Duration: 1 hour

Engineer Jem Stansfield looks back through the Horizon archives to find out how scientists have come to understand and manipulate the materials that built the modern world. Whether it is uncovering new materials or finding fresh uses for those man has known about for centuries, each breakthrough offers a tantalising glimpse of the holy grail of materials science - a substance that is cheap to produce and has the potential to change the world.

Jem explores how a series of extraordinary advances has done just that - from superconductors to the silicon revolution.

Last on

Sun 22 Apr 2012 00:10 BBC Four

Credits

Presenter
Jem Stansfield
Presenter
Jem Stansfield
Producer
Penny Palmer
Producer
Penny Palmer
Director
Penny Palmer
Director
Penny Palmer
Executive Producer
Helen Thomas
Executive Producer
Helen Thomas

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