History of Science

What Is The World Made Of?

Season 1, Episode 2 of 6

Michael Mosley demonstrates how our society is built on our search to find the answer to what makes up everything in the material world. This is a story that moves from the secret labs of the alchemists and their search for gold to the creation of the world's first synthetic dye - mauve - and onto the invention of the transistor.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
4/30/2012
1 a.m.
5/6/2012
6 p.m.
3/25/2014
11:30 p.m.
4/1/2014
3 p.m.
4/13/2014
4:59 p.m.
5/24/2015
9 a.m.
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