The Secret Life of Materials takes us on a journey to meet the pioneers of material science and reveal their extraordinary discoveries that are transforming the world around us.
From the earliest tool from a piece of stone to implanted bionics, the history of human civilization is a history of materials. Today more than ever we need to use materials intelligently to meet the challenges of tomorrow. The film takes us on a journey to meet the pioneers of material science and reveal their extraordinary discoveries that are transforming the world around us:
From the edge of the Arctic Circle, home to the first real-life cyborg, with a bionic arm connected directly to his nervous system, to the changing climate of the Mediterranean, where a material with printed, natural protein promises energy-free clean water for the farmers in Crete. We cross Europe to challenge the limits of materials technology and build the first 3D-printed violin; we even blur the line between living and non-living in an extraordinary demonstration leading the way to self-healing, adaptive material for a sustainable future.
Materials Science will define the next century of human history.