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Episode List


Season 12

18 May 2005
27 Jul. 2005
27 Oct. 2004
World's Longest Bridge
To stimulate inter-island commerce Japan has an extensive bridge program to provide safer, more reliable transit across the treacherous waters served by ferries. The Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge is the longest. This program chronicles the construction of the bridge and explains its unique design aspects including; prefabrication, type of concrete, construction techniques and the design of the anchors and main cables.
28 Sep. 1997
Forensic Science: The Crimefighter's Weapon
From fingerprints and ballistics to profiling and DNA evidence, see how technology has transformed the art of crime-solving.
8 Jun. 2001
The M-16
A look at the M-16 assault rifle, including design stages and its use in the Vietnam War.
Las Vegas
Rising from a stretch of desert with nothing but remoteness to recommend it, Vegas became a glittering wonderland for dreamers. Modern Marvels takes a look at the forces that made Las Vegas a place unlike any on earth.
21 Apr. 2006
Oakland Bay Bridge
Trace the history of the Bay icon from Gold Rush era dreams to the 21st century.
Transatlantic Cable
Cyrus West Field persues his vision of an instant, reliable transcontinental mode of communication in the mid-1800s.
Statue of Liberty
It started as an idea at a French dinner party and became the very symbol of the free world. The story of France's gift to the US reveals a 20-year struggle to design and build the world's largest monument--using paper-thin copper sheets.
More Earthmovers
Ride on specialized behemoth dump trucks and delve below sea level to view dredging equipment.
4 Mar. 1994
Panama Canal
Chronicles one of the most incredible engineering feats of all time--the construction of the 51-mile canal that took 10 years to build and employed over 40,000 workers--6,000 of whom died of yellow fever, malaria, and other horrors.

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