Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode from the acclaimed PBS Science documentary series Nova.
In this instalment of Nova we join the hunt for the elements, the fundamental building blocks out of which everything in the Cosmos is comprised.
Where do nature's building blocks, called the elements, come from? They're the hidden ingredients of everything in our world, from the carbon in our bodies to the metals in our smartphones.
To unlock their secrets, David Pogue, technology columnist and lively host of NOVA's popular "Making Stuff" series, spins viewers through the world of weird, extreme chemistry: the strongest acids, the deadliest poisons, the universe's most abundant elements, and the rarest of the rare—substances cooked up in atom smashers that flicker into existence for only fractions of a second.
This episode of Nova can be purchased from PBS home video.