NOVA is hosting a Sneak Peek of its new "Making Stuff" series Next Wed Oct 20 FREE!

This looks like a lot of fun! And it's free! Check it out.

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With David Pogue

Clips from the series plus panel discussion and Q&A

Invisibility cloaks. Spider silk that is stronger than steel. Self-healing military vehicles. Clothes that monitor your mood. What will the future bring, and what will it be made of? In NOVA's fascinating new 4-hour series, "Making Stuff", popular New York Times technology reporter David Pogue takes viewers on a tour of the material world we live in, and the one that may lie ahead -- offering a behind-the-scenes look at innovations that are ushering in a new generation of stronger, smarter, smaller, and cleaner materials. Join David, together with expert scientists and NOVA producers for exclusive clips from the series, a robust panel discussion, and a free-flowing audience Q&A.

Next Wednesday, October 20, 2010- 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM

Venue: Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University

RSVP and more details here

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