Nova: Making Stuff Faster

Nova: Making Stuff Faster

Wednesday, October 16 at 9:00 p.m.

Are there physical limits to how fast humans can go?

In the first of four all-new "Making Stuff" programs, David Pogue wants to find out how much we can tweak physiology and engineering to move humans and machines even faster. He investigates everything from lightning-fast electric muscle cars to ultra-sleek sailboats to ultra-fast cameras and quantum teleportation.

Pogue’s quest for ultimate speed limits takes him to unexpected places where he comes face-to-face with the final frontiers of speed. "Nova" also explores important questions: Is it possible to go too fast? Have we hit a point where innovation outpaces our ability to keep up?

Photo: Host David Pogue races an electric race car.