This program begins by tracing the development of cutting edges from obsidian flakes to the the latest high tech ceramic. Then the process of making swords and the design trade offs for their various purposes are examined in detail. Finally, the design and manufacture of axes and knives are contrasted with the more challenging demands of swordsmithing.
They are some of the largest machines on the planet. Go behind the scenes of how the largest front end loaders and excavators are constructed which includes some very large machines. Also featured is the crawler that moved NASA's rockets and space shuttles to the launchpad, a new cruise ship, windmills, and water pumps.
Encouraged by Leo Szilard and galvanized by German success in achieving nuclear fission, the United States embarks on a crash program to build a nuclear bomb. Aided by many Jewish scientists who had fled Nazi Germany the project team successfully constructs three fuel production lines using different technologies and assembles three bombs. One bomb was tested in New Mexico and the others deployed against the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
This program examines the props that put the wow in James Bond films. They included the cars from Aston Martin, BMW, Lotus and Rolls Royce, the autogyro "Little Nellie", the Q boat and the incredibly popular rocket belt. Then visit a shop where the man on the street can buy the latest counter-espionage devices.