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The Men Who Made Us Spend The Men Who Made Us Spend, Episode 1

Jacques Peretti reveals how modern products are designed to break – so that we just have to keep replacing them. Episode 1 of 3.
  • 2014
  • 00:48:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/06/2020

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Découverte A Giant on the River

It’s a race against the clock. In Montreal, some of the world’s most skilled civil engineers are working to complete one of North America’s largest, most complicated bridge construction projects in record time. With projected yearly traffic of 50 million vehicles, the new Champlain Bridge will span the majestic St. Lawrence River. Normally, a structure of this type would take ...
  • 2019
  • 00:51:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/23/2019

Engineering Connections Sydney Opera House

Richard Hammond climbs to the top of Sydney's iconic Opera House to unlock the engineering connections behind one of the most instantly recognizable buildings in the world. He reveals how an architect's sketch, rejected by the design competition jury, was transformed into concrete and glass through trailblazing building techniques inspired by a First World War gas mask, a set of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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Engineering Connections Millau Sky Bridge

Richard Hammond reveals the engineering inspirations behind the tallest road bridge in the world: the Millau Viaduct in France. He fires three quarters of a million volts from his finger tips to see how the power of lightning cut the steel structure quickly and accurately. The huge piers – 340 metres high, and which would look down on the Eiffel ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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World's Toughest Fixes Deep Space Antenna

Riley's heading to the Mojave Desert and teaming up with NASA for a fix that's out of this world. NASA's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex is located 35 miles north of the desert city of Barstow, California and Riley needs to help with an antenna repair led by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
  • 2010
  • 00:45:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/01/2016

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World's Toughest Fixes Atom Smasher

A machine 17 miles around, worth seven billion dollars! The Large Hadron Collider is the largest atom-smasher ever built – a colossal instrument buried 300 feet underground, spanning two countries, designed to recreate conditions a billionth of a second after the Big Bang. It could be our key to unlocking the secrets of the universe, except for one tiny thing: ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2016

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World's Toughest Fixes 50-Ton Rudder

Riley heads to a divers' paradise in Curaçao, but this underwater adventure is no vacation. He and a team of top-notch industrial divers are in for some serious heavy lifting – rigging and removing a 50-ton rudder from a massive iron ore carrier bound for China. Riley's a master rigger on land, but on this job he's a fish out ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2016

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Eco-Engineering Power Tower: The Bahrain World Trade Centre

Two 50-story glass ‘sails’ rise 780 feet into the sky, creating one of the tallest buildings in the Middle East. This unique architectural marvel is powered by a revolutionary new means for a building this size – wind! It is the world’s first large-scale integration of wind turbines in a skyrise, with three massive turbines – each 95 feet in ...
  • 2007
  • 00:47:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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Engineering Connections Guggenheim Bilbao

Richard Hammond visits a building described as the ‘greatest of our time’ – the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain – to find out which Engineering Connections made this iconic building possible. He finds out how a visionary architect transformed a decaying city into a vibrant tourist hub with his futuristic building. But it would not have been possible without a volcano, ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2016

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Engineering Connections Ocean Airport

Richard Hammond reveals the startling Engineering Connections behind Hong Kong International Airport, one of the busiest and biggest in the world, sited on a specially constructed island. Then the world's largest construction project, it drew inspiration from a 13th century Arab irrigation machine to create new land, and a WWII bomber and car suspension to make the terminal building light, ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2016

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Ideas The Revolution Will Be Extruded

There's a lot of buzz about 3D printing — guns! skin grafts! pizza in space! But as Regina computer scientist David Gerhard discovers, 3D printers, and the people who use them, are about to revolutionize the way we think about manufacturing, and how we get stuff.
  • 2013
  • 00:53:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/19/2014