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Everyday Miracles: The Genius of Sofas, Stockings and Scanners

Episode 2: Away

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

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. Show less

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