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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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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National Geographic Documentaries Shark Nicole

Despite a well publicized image as a savage predator, there are many aspects of the great white that have remained a mystery. The movements of this intriguing and large animal across the Earth's oceans have remained an enigma for years. Keen to learn more about this much maligned animal, researchers developed a unique satellite tagging system specifically for great whites. ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/02/2016

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National Geographic Documentaries Stonehenge Decoded

For centuries, Stonehenge has been a puzzle. There have been many disputed theories about this giant stone circle. the Romans imagined a temple to the sun god Apollo. Medieval legend said it was the work of the wizard Merlin. More recently, some have claimed it is a giant stone computer built to predict the movement of the stars. But now, ...
  • 2008
  • 01:36:02
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  • Added on: 02/10/2016

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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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