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From the heights of human ingenuity to the depths of engineering catastrophes, Modern Marvels puts on display the world's most awe-inspiring achievements. The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence, Volume 2 celebrates with viewers the inspiration and determination that produced the most awesome, and ordinary, inventions and gadgets of our modern-day world. Be immersed in amazing technologies and remarkable creations, from the strongest machines known to mankind in "World's Strongest III" to the imagination backstage at the world's biggest theme park in "Walt Disney World." "Cold Cuts" goes behind the deli counter to reveal the secret ingredients in meat sandwiches, as "Rocks" travels to NASA's Johnson Space Center to study the moon rocks that provide vital clues to the mysteries of our solar system. From world-altering to just plain cool, Modern Marvels presents — in its trademark style — the engineering feats that make life a little more interesting.

Description

From the heights of human ingenuity to the depths of engineering catastrophes, Modern Marvels puts on display the world's most awe-inspiring achievements. The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence, Volume 2 celebrates with viewers the inspiration and determination that produced the most awesome, and ordinary, inventions and gadgets of our modern-day world. Be immersed in amazing technologies and remarkable creations, from the strongest machines known to mankind in "World's Strongest III" to the imagination backstage at the world's biggest theme park in "Walt Disney World." "Cold Cuts" goes behind the deli counter to reveal the secret ingredients in meat sandwiches, as "Rocks" travels to NASA's Johnson Space Center to study the moon rocks that provide vital clues to the mysteries of our solar system. From world-altering to just plain cool, Modern Marvels presents — in its trademark style — the engineering feats that make life a little more interesting.

    • EPISODE 3

    Gadgets 3

    Explore the hottest trends in gadgets, how they've evolved and where they're going. See how the latest miniaturized, mobile gadgetry can fit all the technology that once filled an entire office into a single briefcase. Visit Brookstone, the ultimate gadget store. We'll meet a gadget collector who's turned his home into a gadget museum. And we'll visit basement inventors who have developed everything from an iron you slip over your hand to smart appliances that talk back. Revisit some of the original gadgets like the corkscrew and zipper and see how some gadgets evolve into new forms. Discover which gadget inventors may hold tomorrow's hottest new trends and learn why some gadgets succeed while others crash and burn.

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    • 43 Minutes

    Explore the hottest trends in gadgets, how they've evolved and where they're going. See how the latest miniaturized, mobile gadgetry can fit all the technology that once filled an entire office into a single briefcase. Visit Brookstone, the ultimate gadget store. We'll meet a gadget collector who's turned his home into a gadget museum. And we'll visit basement inventors who have developed everything from an iron you slip over your hand to smart appliances that talk back. Revisit some of the original gadgets like the corkscrew and zipper and see how some gadgets evolve into new forms. Discover which gadget inventors may hold tomorrow's hottest new trends and learn why some gadgets succeed while others crash and burn.

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    • 43 Minutes
    • EPISODE 15

    Environmental Tech

    From the prairies of Saskatchewan to a Manhattan skyscraper we'll see the 21st Century's cutting-edge "green" technologies in action. New technologies such as carbon sequestration and bioremediation take on our most daunting environmental crises, from global warming and deforestation to nuclear waste and resource scarcity. See how blue-green algae are converted into automotive biofuel and methane from decomposing garbage is turned into clean-burning natural gas. Finally, we'll see how trees and other natural environments can be used as engineering materials to control flooding and rejuvenate dying rivers.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 43 Minutes

    From the prairies of Saskatchewan to a Manhattan skyscraper we'll see the 21st Century's cutting-edge "green" technologies in action. New technologies such as carbon sequestration and bioremediation take on our most daunting environmental crises, from global warming and deforestation to nuclear waste and resource scarcity. See how blue-green algae are converted into automotive biofuel and methane from decomposing garbage is turned into clean-burning natural gas. Finally, we'll see how trees and other natural environments can be used as engineering materials to control flooding and rejuvenate dying rivers.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 43 Minutes
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