19 Seasons | 177 Episodes
- Season 2 17 Episodes Available
- Season 3 11 Episodes Available
- Season 4 4 Episodes Available
- Season 5 11 Episodes Available
- Season 6 14 Episodes Available
- Season 7 14 Episodes Available
- Season 8 13 Episodes Available
- Season 9 15 Episodes Available
- Season 10 13 Episodes Available
- Season 11 10 Episodes Available
- Season 12 12 Episodes Available
- Season 13 5 Episodes Available
- Season 14 5 Episodes Available
- Season 15 4 Episodes Available
- Season 16 7 Episodes Available
- Season 17 8 Episodes Available
- Season 18 8 Episodes Available
- Season 19 4 Episodes Available
- Season 20 2 Episodes Available
Engineering DisastersAired on Feb 22, 1999
From the Colossus of Rhodes and Egypt’s pyramids to the Hoover Dam and the Space Shuttle, mankind has celebrated the work of engineers. But what happens when their calculations prove wrong? From Hammurabi, who passed the first building laws, to today’s potential disasters that can wipe out a whole city, we review engineering mistakes.
History Of Tall BuildingsAired on Feb 08, 1999
A look up at the symbol of the American Century–the skyscraper, the construction of which is a triumph of engineering and capitalism. Climb to the top of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Sears Tower, and World Trade Center to see how ego, money, and technology joined to build the tallest of man-made structures.
AirshipsAired on Jan 18, 1999
The crash of the Hindenburg puts an end to the era of zeppelins.
Mail Delivery: Erasing The MilesAired on Dec 23, 1998
Through rain, snow, heat, or gloom of night, we expect postmen to deliver the mail. The U.S. Post Office handles over 603-million pieces of mail daily. Yet it represents only 43% of the world’s total mail volume. From ancient Sumerians to Pony Express, from airmail to E-mail, we follow the long journey of mail.
StereosAired on Dec 16, 1998
It has become a new dimension in entertainment. It pulls us into the center of the action with explosive sounds and computer controlled audio design. From it’s humble beginnings in the basements of amateurs, stereo has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry.
Weather PredictionAired on Dec 07, 1998
A study of the discoveries, inventions, and technological advances that have helped us understand and predict weather accurately. From simple observations made by early humans, to early instruments such as thermometers and barometers, to Doppler radar and satellite imaging, we’ll see how man has tried to harness weather.
Extreme Sports GadgetsAired on Nov 04, 1998
To run faster, jump higher, and play longer–the ultimate goal of all athletes. But when training runs its course, science and technology jump in. Explore the history and technological advances in everything from athletic shoes to football gear. And leap into a future filled with radar-enhanced baseballs and virtual-reality stadiums.
Plumbing: The Arteries Of CivilizationAired on Sep 02, 1998
The Great Bridge: 8 Miles Of SteelAired on Aug 10, 1998
Las Vegas HotelsAired on Aug 03, 1998
Out of the bleakness of a vast desert arose a city built on indulgence, opulence and wish fulfillment. Unencumbered by tradition or notions of good taste, a neon filled paradise has grown according to the whims of culture and the dictates of commerce. For fifty years Las Vegas has taken its visitors to the edge of their imaginations, transporting them to glamorous Hollywood, decadent Rome, the wind-swept South Seas, ancient Egypt, and bustling New York City. Within one medium-sized city stands eleven of the world’s twelve largest hotels-gateways to the biggest playground on earth.