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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
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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Engineering Connections Deep Space Observatory

Richard Hammond journeys to discover the startling Engineering Connections behind the Keck Observatory, which has seen further into the universe than any other telescope on Earth. He reveals that the Keck Observatory owes its incredible design to an ancient Greek ritual, an early 20th century Russian inventor, an American Civil War general, a breakthrough in aerial reconnaissance, and an attempt ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:31
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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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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Engineering Connections Airbus A380

Richard Hammond sets out on a quest to find the amazing Engineering Connections behind the Airbus A380, the largest passenger airliner in history. His journey reveals that this state-of-the-art aircraft owes as much to weapons of war, Mother Nature and household objects as it does to high technology. He discovers that a bicycle pump, a 19th century rocket, an ancient ...
  • 2007
  • 00:47:36
  • 9-12
  • 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 Wembley Stadium

Richard Hammond stands atop of the Wembley roof, in front of its record-breaking arch, to discover the Engineering Connections behind the new high tech home of English football. Richard reveals how the architects and engineers, under pressure to maintain Wembley's iconic status as a world-class sporting and music venue, drew inspiration from a rock climbing knot, the first glider to ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:02
  • 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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Engineering Connections Taipei Tower

Richard Hammond travels to Taipei and discovers the secrets of one of the world's tallest buildings, Taipei 101. This modern marvel of engineering stands at a jaw dropping 1,671 feet. Built right next to a seismic fault line and in a typhoon hotspot, its height is all the more impressive. Richard discovers just what it is in the Taipei 101's ...
  • 2008
  • 00:50:41
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2016

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Engineering Connections Super Rig

Richard Hammond journeys to discover the startling Engineering Connections behind the Troll A gas platform – the largest object ever moved by man across the surface of the Earth. During his voyage he reveals that Troll A owes its incredible design to a 19th century French gardener, a 17th century German mayor, a Midwestern American architect, and the dawn of ...
  • 2007
  • 00:49:58
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2016

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None of the Above Fire and Water

Sick of spending time at the car wash? Engineer and show host Tim Shaw thinks he can get the job done in just one second! In None of the Above, Tim conducts a series of "man-on-the-street" experiments that involve science, physics and engineering, and all of which will blow your mind or make you hold your breath. Tim hopes dropping ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/22/2015

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None of the Above The Big Bangs

Tim shows how a glass droplet becomes a grenade and appears to magically transform zinc into gold.
  • 2014
  • 00:21:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/22/2015

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None of the Above Defying Gravity

Wonderful, bewildering and sensational science is all around us. In a series of experiments in everyday environments, British host Tim Shaw shows us the magic of science. From the near miraculous abilities of a Shaolin monk to what happens when 10,000 volts are pumped straight into a watermelon, this is a show that’s full of surprises. What happens when heat ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/22/2015

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None of the Above Smash and Grab

In this episode of None of the Above, Tim Shaw's scientific experiments take in everything from Hollywood-style car chases to bottle caps and bicycle wheels as he takes us on another journey exposing the incredible truth about how the world works. Big bangs are on the agenda as Tim takes on some Hollywood stuntmen to see if he can get an ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Sparks Will Fly

In this episode Tim Shaw, our guide the to the sensational world of science, takes us on a journey that includes creating man-made lightning, passing a live wire through a pickle, blasting through ice blocks, and attempting to create instant fried turkey from frozen! Along the way the people he meets and viewers are invited to guess the outcome of ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Under Pressure

Tim Shaw takes us on a freewheeling journey through the science on our doorstep in another exploration of what makes things do what they do. This time Tim shows the explosive power of beauty products, the best way to make a Venice Beach weightlifter practically powerless, and demonstrates the dramatic consequences of a stray spark on a gas station forecourt.
  • 2013
  • 00:21:55
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above In the Line of Fire

Dashing British engineer Tim Shaw takes science to the streets, to the pubs, and to the clubs, on a quest to figure out why things do what they do. In this episode, Tim puts teddy bears to the torch in the interests of science, and tests the penetrative power of an assault rifle. He challenges locals at an arcade to ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Raining Fire

Tim Shaw takes on more scientific challenges and invites members of the public to guess the outcome when he attempts to find the best improvised BBQ lighters, the smallest number of parts needed to create an electric motor, and the most efficient way to cook breakfast using a car! Plus he demonstrates the incredible power of empty space, the way ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:15
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Deep Heat

In this episode of None of the Above, Tim Shaw demonstrates dramatic ways to understand the natural forces at work in our everyday lives. From thermite burning at thousands of degrees, to the powers of liquid oxygen, we witness the incredible truth about why things do what they do, with members of the public trying to anticipate the surprising outcomes of ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Breaking Point

In this episode, Tim Shaw explains why things do what they do! He attempts a familiar tablecloth trick, goes on a rescue mission for melted ice cream, poses a heavyweight challenge for ordinary balloons, experiments with a vacuum chamber and a pile of marshmallows, and attempts to blow open the door of a safe using an explosive charge.
  • 2014
  • 00:21:53
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Blown Apart

Tim Shaw, the guru of street science, invites us to see if he can make ice cream using CO2 from a fire extinguisher, beat a rubber ball in a bouncing contest, cut through metal using heat from a ham lance, and blow up a garden shed using only the normal contents you would find within one. All of the above ...
  • 2014
  • 00:21:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Spitting Fire

Tim Shaw takes us on a journey into the world of the spectacular and surprising science that's all around us. This time he finds out how to shoot a rain of fire from the barrel of a shotgun, create a dramatic effect in a microwave and destroy a boulder with an improvised explosive. Will you or his volunteers be able ...
  • 2014
  • 00:22:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above What Goes Up

Tim shoots hoops in a moving vehicle, boils bubbly in a microwave and drops a piano from 100 feet.
  • 2014
  • 00:21:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Powers of Attraction

Watch gravity-defying tests with trapeze artists, chain link metal balls and a 90 lb chandelier.
  • 2014
  • 00:21:49
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Blast Off

Tim organizes a race to find out which household ingredient creates the fastest surface.
  • 2014
  • 00:22:03
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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