Découverte Haiti: Two Years Later

On January 12, 2010, Haiti was struck by an earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince and many other parts of the country. The result: over 220,000 dead and 300,000 injured. In the affected area, half of all homes collapsed or were severely damaged. Why did this earthquake take such a heavy toll, when its magnitude was actually lower than that of other ...
  • 2012
  • 00:48:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/24/2013

Project X Heat

In this episode on heat, the Project X team looks at how we stave off dehydration in the scalding, suffocating heat of an unrelenting sun? Dr. Alters looks at how plants and animals manage to thrive in a place where it's forty degrees in the shade. Then Dr. Fleck and grad student Marc Huot find that, centuries ago, the Sinagua ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:39
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National History Lost: Canada's Historical Buildings

This program visits sites across Canada to reveal efforts being made to preserve old and not-so-old architectural treasures. New mundane buildings that don't last are replacing older and aesthetically beautiful buildings that are lost forever. The federal government has introduced tax incentives to discourage this rampant destruction. When profit is more important than aesthetics, what can be done? What price ...
  • 2001
  • 00:22:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Nazi Megastructures Hitler's Jet Caves

In this episode, we explore one of the most technologically advanced aeroplanes of World War II. A fighter jet that inspired a revolution in aerial warfare: the Messerschmitt Me 262. This is the remarkable story of an awe-inspiring aircraft, the subterranean bat-cave where it was built and the battle for air supremacy that decided the fate of the war.
  • 2013
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/05/2016

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Megastructures Korean Superlink

A nation that never constructed a submerged tunnel tackles the challenge of building the deepest immersed highway on Earth. Everything about the project is super-sized. Each of the tunnel’s mammoth segments is as long as two football pitches and as heavy as an aircraft carrier. Yet all the segments must align within 35 millimeters -- less than a thumb’s width. ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/01/2016

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Megastructures Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi

The Capital Gate building will create an iconic and avant-garde entrance to the city of Abu Dhabi. Leaning at a whopping 18 degrees westward, the tower will claim the Guinness Book of World Records title of Most Inclined Building on Earth. Discover how the engineers and architects overcome the force of gravity and transform this vision into reality.
  • 2010
  • 00:47:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2017

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The Nature of Things Living City: A Critical Guide Classroom Favourites

Despite Canada’s overwhelming urban demographic, Canadian cities struggle to provide the services expected of them, whether that means collecting garbage and fixing potholes or running schools and public transit systems. Award-winning urban affairs columnist Christopher Hume takes a cross-country journey from Halifax to Vancouver and gives the viewer a firsthand look at what’s wrong with Canada’s aging infrastructure and overall ...
  • 2009
  • 00:44:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Megastructures London's Olympic Stadium

Summer 2012 and the eyes of the world will be firmly focused one single sporting arena: London’s Olympic Stadium. Designed to be different, this is the world’s first ‘demountable’ Olympic Stadium. After the games are over, like a transformer toy, the stadium is designed to be scaled down from an 80,000 seat venue to a 25,000 seat sustainable arena. But ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/13/2016

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Interrupt This Program Medellin

This episode of Interrupt This Program visits Colombia's city of Medellin, once considered the most dangerous place in the world. Here a rapper, a musician, a filmmaker and an urban planner take us on a tour of their city currently experiencing a cultural renaissance.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:55
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/11/2016

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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