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Episode List


Season 8

12 Mar. 2002
The F-14
A look at the F-14 Tomcat jet fighter.
19 Mar. 2002
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.
14 May 2002
The World's Biggest Machines
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.
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
25 Jun. 2002
24 Jul. 2002
The history of engines beginning with the steam engine through modern rotary and rocket engines are profiled.
27 Aug. 2002
10 Sep. 2002
The Chrysler Building
The Chrysler Building in New York City is the subject.
20 Sep. 2002
Muscle Cars
They were loud, fast, and during the 1960's and 1970's they were the most popular cars coming out of Detroit. Muscle cars were an American art form. See the history behind the GTO, to the Challenger, the Cutlass and many more.
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.
17 Dec. 2002

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