Inside Nature's Giants Great White Shark

The experts travel to South Africa to dissect a 900 kg, 15-foot-long great white shark. Comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg uncovers the shark's incredible array of senses, including the ability to detect the electro-magnetic field given off by other creatures. Veterinary scientist Mark Evans investigates the origins of the shark's infamous killing bite and, out at sea, a bite force test ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/23/2016

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Monster Fish Great White Sturgeon

In this episode, we follow Zeb as he goes in search of the biggest and oldest of North America’s river monsters: the white sturgeon. These giants are living to a ripe old age – many of the fish Zeb will encounter on his trip are not only bigger than he is, but have lived the better part of a century. ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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The National Grizzly bears threatened by trains in Banff

With the grizzly bear population at a critical low in the Banff National Park, the greatest danger the bears face is being hit by a train. This report from The National looks at remarkable efforts being made to keep remaining grizzlies safe.
  • 2017
  • 00:08:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/17/2017

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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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

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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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The National HitchBOT the Hitchhiking Robot

A hitchhiking robot is attempting to travel across Canada relying on the kindness (and curiosity) of strangers. The tiny talking robot has embarked on what is hoped to be a 6,000 km trek from Halifax to Victoria. HitchBOT is entirely dependent on human beings for its survival. It's part of a Canadian research project looking into the evolving relationship between ...
  • 2014
  • 00:07:07
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/27/2014

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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Engineering Connections HMS Illustrious

Richard Hammond unpicks the engineering DNA of the mighty aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious. A potent force with a powerful punch, this aircraft carrier can deliver a strike force anywhere on the globe at any time. It’s a floating airport, city and battleship all rolled into one. But what connects this indomitable vessel with a boomerang, a hearing aid, a 19th ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2016

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Quirks & Quarks How Snakes Fly

It is well known how quickly and efficiently snakes can slither across the ground. But a group of snakes called Chrysopelea use similar movements to help them sustain flight. These one-metre-long snakes use their signature "S" shape to swim through the air, as they glide down from the tree-tops in the rainforests of Southeast Asia. But that's not all. Dr. ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2014