Project X Body Armour

Project X Body Armour

The Project X Team explores all kinds of bodily protection, from animal hides to body armour to human skin, discovering how nature and technology have evolved to protect us. Dr. Alters takes a dive beneath the ocean's waves to learn about some of the unusual protective suits of sea creatures. Dr. Fleck and Marc Huot give a brief history of human warfare (and self-preservation). Dr. Gardy then looks at the most personal form of armour, our skin, and finds that our body's largest organ contains the key to developing a new class of antibiotics.

  • 2008
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Aquatic animals -- Defenses [LCSH] Armor -- History [LCSH] Skin [LCSH] Peptides [LCSH] Peptide antibiotics [LCSH] Science [LCSH] Biology [LCSH] Health education [LCSH] World history [LCSH] Social sciences [LCSH] Technology [LCSH] Metallurgy [LCSH] Metal-work [LCSH] Medical sciences [LCSH]
Michael Allder (Producer), Daniel Zuckerbrot (Director), Oksana Borowik (Producer), Kenton Vaughan (Director), Pat Softly (Host), Jennifer Gardy (Host), Brian Alters (Host), Marc Huot (Host)
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