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Making Stuff

Ever since humans stood on two feet we have had the basic urge to go faster. But are there physical limits to how fast we can go? David Pogue wants to find out, and in "Making Stuff: Faster," he'll investigate everything from electric muscle cars and the America's Cup sailboat to bicycles that smash speed records.

Along the way, he finds that speed is more than just getting us from point A to B, it's also about getting things done in less time. From boarding a 737 to pushing the speed light travels, Pogue's quest for ultimate speed takes him to unexpected places where he'll come face-to-face with the final frontiers of speed.

Does the idea of ever-increasing speed excite you? What does it say about our society? Share your thoughts with us in the poll to the left.

Nova: Making Stuff premieres Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 9pm on WGBH 2. More airings.

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