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 6 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 (11)

  1. 1. Built to Last
    December 3, 2010
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    Enter the amazing and ingenious ultra-sturdy shelters, machines, containers, materials and packaging designed to deny the ruination of society. The drive to create the indestructible has inspired some of the most prolific and awe inspiring results:
  2. 2. Driver's Seat
    December 21, 2010
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Get behind the wheel and take control of the some of the largest, fastest, most powerful machines on the planet. These aren't your average vehicles--and handling one of these rides is unlike anything else. But you need more than just a learner's permit to take control of these vehicles...you need training, experience, and above all, guts--if you plan to sit in the Driver's Seat.
  3. 3. Inside Your Walls
    October 3, 2011
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Don't look now--but there's a lot more to your walls than you'd ever imagine. Take a penetrating look inside something we consider utterly mundane, and uncover a surprising and sometimes shocking world.
  4. 4. Built By Hand
    October 10, 2011
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    We live in a highly mechanized world in which billions of products are made by machines--but there are some things that can be built only by using an even more sophisticated tool--the human hand.
  5. 5. Swamp Tech
    October 24, 2011
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    It's a great American wilderness--millions of acres of wild, primeval land with its own people, its own technology...and its own rules. Survival there depends on smarts and science, guts and grueling work.
  6. 6. Pocket Tools
    November 7, 2011
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Teddy Roosevelt carried a revolver. The night they each died, Abraham Lincoln carried a $5 Confederate note and nine newspaper clippings, while John Wilkes Booth carried a candle and pictures of five women, including his fianc e. Why?
  7. 7. Food Trucks
    November 14, 2011
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Food Trucks are hitting the big time--across much of America, they're changing the way we eat. From humble beginnings as chuck wagons and hot dog carts, they've taken off as ethnic eateries, gourmet specialists, and even high-tech mega trucks.
  8. 8. Weird Machines
    November 28, 2011
    42min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    It has been said that necessity is the mother of all invention--but that is not always the case. Some strange machines are built for sheer spectacle, some a glimpse into the future or even the past, while others are just plain...Weird.
  9. 9. Battle Ready
    December 7, 2011
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    U.S. soldiers today face enormous challenges, often stationed in desolate locations behind enemy lines.
  10. 10. Stink
    December 8, 2011
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Just the whiff of a foul odor can make your head spin, your eyes water, your stomach turn--it can even send you hurling. From cesspools, military stink bombs, and rancid rotting meat... to cow farms and landfills... to bad breath, B.O and beyond.
  11. 11. Waterproof
    December 16, 2011
    41min
    TV-14
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    English [CC]
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    English
    From the beginning of time we've worked to protect ourselves against the very element that keeps us alive...Water. We love it and hate it. With water covering 75% of the Earth's surface, it's no wonder we struggle to stay safe and dry.

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2011
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