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Mark Miodownik looks at how materials have enabled us to indulge our curiosity about the world around us, revealing why the everyday and even the mundane is anything but.

Professor Mark Miodownik concludes his odyssey of the stuff of modern life. This time he looks at how materials have enabled us to indulge our curiosity about the world around us. To go further and travel faster. He looks at how the bicycle suddenly stirred our national gene pool, why we should all be grateful for exploding glass and what levitation has to do with discovering your inner self. On the road and in the lab with dramatic experiments, Mark reveals why the everyday and even the mundane is anything but.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 15 Nov 2018 00:30

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Role Contributor
Presenter Mark Miodownik
Executive Producer Jonathan Renouf
Series Producer Peter Leonard

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Mark's How-To Guides at the BBC Science Club

Mark's How-To Guides at the BBC Science Club

Professor Mark Miodownik shows you how to do exciting experiments in your own home.

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