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Season 8

12 Mar. 2002
The F-14
A look at the F-14 Tomcat jet fighter.
 
19 Mar. 2002
Motors
 
7 May 2002
Axes, Swords and Knives
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.
 
4 Jun. 2002
The Manhattan Project
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.
 
20 Jun. 2002
Models
 
25 Jun. 2002
Hangars
 
24 Jul. 2002
Engines
 
27 Aug. 2002
Magnets
 
10 Sep. 2002
The Chrysler Building
The Chrysler Building in New York City is the subject.
 
13 Nov. 2002
Tunnels of Vietnam
Journey beneath the earth to see why the construction of tunnels remains among the most difficult and dangerous engineering projects man can undertake.
 
2 Dec. 2002
James Bond Gadgets
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.
 
4 Dec. 2002
Limos
Whether protecting dignitaries or shuttling prom queens to the big dance, LIMOS stretch the concept of cars in order to impress.
 
5 Dec. 2002
Digitech
Get the inside scoop on the "gotta-have" devices that are the foot soldiers in the digital revolution.
 
17 Dec. 2002
Runways
 

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