Modern Marvels

New Season Wednesday, February 16 at 9/8c

Modern Marvels

S 14 E 16

Super Hot

Jun 09, 2008 | 44m 51s | tv-pg | CC

Explore the world of extreme temperatures. See what happens to Pyroman, a life-size mannequin, as he is exposed to over 3,000 degrees F. Visit Underwriters Laboratories and see how common household appliances can go lethal. Follow geologists as they take lava samples from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. Finally, journey into a fusion facility in San Diego, California and watch as scientist’s heat plasma to over 200 million degrees F in hopes of someday creating an inexhaustible power source.

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