Modern Marvels

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Modern Marvels continues to explore the most awe-inspiring achievements in the world. The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence, each episode of Volume 5 is commemorated with the inspiration and determination that produced some of the most awesome and ordinary inventions and gadgets in our modern-day lives.
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Episodes (12)

  1. 1. Deliver It
    April 15, 2010
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    Got something strange to deliver? From pizza to packages, we'll show you how it's packed, labeled and shipped. Head down the highway carrying gigantic wind turbine blades. See how UPS got China's invaluable terra cotta warriors to a Los Angeles art museum.
  2. 2. Helicopters
    April 22, 2010
    44min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    In Alabama, fly with the Apache Longbow, the deadliest helicopter in world, and learn how to fly the Blackhawk, one of the most sophisticated and versatile helicopters in world.
  3. 3. Super Ships
    April 29, 2010
    44min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Take a journey into the world of super sized, super strong, super unique ships. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography takes viewers out to sea to see how their FLIP research vessel flips a full 90 degrees, sinking over three quarters of its 355-foot length.
  4. 4. Big & Small
    May 6, 2010
    44min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Size does matter. We'll size up the biggest of machines, and their smallest counterparts. First we go to France to find out what goes into assembling the world's largest jetliner, the Airbus A380.
  5. 5. Breaking Point
    May 13, 2010
    44min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Get ready to examine points of failure in ultra slow motion. Watch drivers crash cars and trucks at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to find their breaking points, and to find the breaking points of the crash dummies inside.
  6. 6. Keep Out
    May 20, 2010
    44min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Either someone has something to protect, or it's dangerous in there. Challenge the world's best safecracker to defeat a bank vault, and see the methods a bank uses to protect its money and tellers.
  7. 7. Super Steam
    May 27, 2010
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    It's full steam ahead when we drop in at Jay Leno's garage as Jay fires up two of his classic steam cars and takes viewers for a couple of rides. Jay also shows off his 11-ton steam engine built in 1860.
  8. 8. Doors
    June 3, 2010
    45min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Take a look at the tallest doors in the world at the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center. Visit a company that makes blast doors and bulletproof doors.
  9. 9. Top Ten
    June 17, 2010
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    We can't live without them and yet they didn't even exist a couple of decades ago. We'll count down our list of the top ten technological innovations of the last generation. Have they made human existence exponentially better, or more fragmented and precarious? Tune in to find out what they are, and how they've impacted our lives.
  10. 10. Mega Stores
    October 29, 2010
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The colossal cornerstones of commerce. Oversized outfitters. Merchandise Moguls. Mega Stores are giant facilities engineered to keep up with America's supersized habits. They are the largest, busiest places in the country.
  11. 11. Engineering Disasters 22
    November 19, 2010
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    They are catastrophic failures with deadly consequences. Caused by a single spark or a massive collapse, these disasters reveal one thing--the danger inherent in our most common industries. From a massive oil spill to refinery blaze to a downed plane, find out what went wrong... and how to prevent the next engineering disaster.
  12. 12. Dogs
    November 26, 2010
    43min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Man's best friend--fearless, faithful, determined and swift. They're our sharpest eyes, noses and ears--and among the bravest hunters, soldiers, rescuers, and protectors.

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2010
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