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Science, architecture, disasters, great mysteries, human ingenuity... The explorers, adventurers, scientists, researchers, photographers and documentary filmmakers of the National Geographic Society tirelessly crisscross the globe, investigating and exploring the world. Their goal: to make you understand the world, amaze and entertain you with documentaries and investigations that are always driven by the quest for truth.

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National Geographic Documentaries Iceman Autopsy

He’s been dead for more than 5,000 years. Poked, prodded and probed by scientists for the last 20 years. And yet today, Ötzi the Iceman, the famous mummified corpse pulled from a glacier in the Italian Alps nearly two decades ago, continues to keep many secrets. Now, through an autopsy like none other, scientists will attempt to unravel more mysteries from ...
  • 2011
  • 00:51:26
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  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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World's Toughest Fixes Airline ER

Scared of flying? Well slip on your noise cancelling headphones and tune out – you don't want to know what's going on in this story. Riley teams up with an elite crew of aeronautical engineers from Boeing to strip, pluck and gut a really big bird – a damaged 767. It needs a transplant. This is one operation where the ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:21
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  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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World's Toughest Fixes 20-Ton Eye

How do we see far off galaxies, discover new planets and stars and study the secrets hidden in space? Riley goes to Chile to visit the world's largest, most advanced optical combined telescope, which provides astrophysicists with some of the answers to questions about the Big Bang, the nature of matter and the origins of the universe. But at the ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:28
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World's Toughest Fixes Deep Sea Thruster

It's high stakes on the high seas. Riley slips into a wetsuit, throws on an air tank and joins a commercial dive team on a very big fix: a mid-ocean engine swap-out on a huge deepwater construction vessel. If they fail to remove a 30-ton piece of barnacle-encrusted machinery from the bottom of the hull and replace it with a ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:18
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World's Toughest Fixes Going Nuclear

Before entering the radiological control zone and the next tough fix, Riley puts on a full suit of protective clothing and gets his daily rad check. He's going to need to keep a close eye on the Geiger counter for this radioactive gig: a steam turbine upgrade in a nuclear power plant. The job: shut down the reactor, bring in ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:28
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World's Toughest Fixes Operation Cruise Ship

An enormous, 90,000-ton cruise ship is steaming towards the dry dock. They need to install a huge new diesel generator, but first they have to land this ship, and that's when the fun starts. It's all hands on deck as a huge crew opens the hull, pulls out the piping, makes room for an addition, struggles to cram a massive ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:31
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World's Toughest Fixes High Voltage

It just doesn't get any more dangerous than this: high-voltage power line repairs with the power still switched on. Riley teams up with live wire specialists, puts on the faraday suit – a protective shield against shock from high-voltage electric current – and from a helicopter, bonds on to a live 500 kilovolt power line to perform one of the ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:30
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World's Toughest Fixes Pipeline Shutdown

North of Fairbanks, in the middle of the tundra, a crew prepares to cut into the Trans Alaska Pipeline (TAPS) while 800 miles of oil continues to course through its arteries. A giant valve is underperforming and the risk of failure – and threat of an oil spill – looms large if the weak link in the chain is not ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:30
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Master of Disaster Avalanche

In the 2007-2008 winter season alone, 52 people died in avalanches in the U.S. and Canada, and more than double that number worldwide. As more and more people head into to unpatrolled backcountry, these numbers are on the rise. In this episode, Tim Samaras will bring his expertise and tools to try and measure the forces inside an avalanche – ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:26
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Monster Fish Ancient Beast

Dr. Zeb Hogan travels to the American Midwest in search of the paddlefish, one of the largest, oldest and most bizarre-looking freshwater fish on the planet. Zeb teams up with biologists and conservation officers to better understand what’s causing the decline of this American behemoth and what’s being done to prevent it.
  • 2010
  • 00:45:00
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  • Added on: 06/05/2017

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