Modern Marvels

Fast-paced, fun and informative, Modern Marvels is The History Channel's signature series focusing on historical technology.

Genre: Documentary

Director: Bruce Nash

Country: USA

Duration: 60 min

Quality: HD

Release: 1993

IMDb: 8.1

Season 5 - Modern Marvels
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26 Feb 2000
"Updated to reflect the events of September 11th, this is the definitive tour of the world's largest office building."
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22 Jun 2000
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13 Sep 2000
"Will it be the concrete key to a new China, or a disaster of epic proportions?"
18 Sep 2000
"Go inside the ambitious fortifications that nevertheless failed to protect France from Nazi aggression."
09 Oct 2000
"Modern Marvels looks at the history of video games. It looks at the first video game played on a supercomputer \"Spacewar!\", the first successful home video game \"Pong\", and the arcade ..."
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29 Jan 2001
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12 Mar 2001
"A history of monster-truck racing with footage of stunts in California, Florida and Indiana and interviews with racers."
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07 May 2002
"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 ..."
14 May 2002
"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 ..."
21 May 2002
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Season 9 - Modern Marvels
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18 Mar 2003
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01 Apr 2003
"From the great ships of the White Star Line to modern cruise liners, these incredible vessels have always been at the frontier of engineering."
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03 Jun 2003
"With chemicals, traps and an ever-growing understanding of the threat, man strives to hold pests at bay."
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02 Jul 2003
"Rocket engineers pushing the technological envelope expect a crash or two or hundred. But a collapsed roof or burst dam can only be attributed to sloppy engineering."
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08 Jul 2004
"Nuclear research ranges from well-known applications, such as bombs and reactors, to little-known uses in medicine, food preparation, and radiation detection. It's also spawned ancillary ..."
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21 Jul 2004
"The historic 1969 flight of Apollo 11 is examined. Included: comments by astronauts, Mission Control personnel, engineers and designers."
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23 Feb 2005
"See how survival suits, snowmobiles and icebreakers have helped man conquer the earth's most chilling places..."
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10 Jun 2005
"A paper-thin, wall-sized holographic television...a car that runs on processed seawater...an army of robotic killing machines...outer-space luxury resorts and a cleaning droid controlled by..."
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02 Aug 2005
"An enormous hydraulic machine press that stamps out a pickup truck's doors in seconds... Rock crushers that pulverize 8000 tons of solid granite per hour... Giant \"chain trenchers\" that dig..."
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21 Feb 2006
"Documentary about strange and futuristic weapons designed during WWII by the Axis powers, mainly Nazi Germany."
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19 Jun 2006
"This program tells the story of the transformation of American coinage and currency from a haphazard mess that stunted economic growth to the advanced technology operated by the United ..."
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26 Jul 2006
"The world's largest engineering feats are explored. Included: NASA's wind tunnel and flight simulator at the Ames Research Center in California; a continuous mining machine in Pennsylvania;..."
28 Jul 2006
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06 Sep 2006
"Water is examined as a natural wonder and as the substance that sustains life. Also studied is the technology it supports and which supports it. Included: irrigation systems; fountains; and the bottled-water industry."
13 Sep 2006
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13 Dec 2006
"An hour steeped in the history of tea includes a visit to the Lipton Tea plant in Suffolk, Va., the Charleston Tea Plantation in South Carolina and the Celestial Seasonings plant in Boulder..."
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27 Oct 2004
"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..."
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"Cyrus West Field persues his vision of an instant, reliable transcontinental mode of communication in the mid-1800s."
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24 Jan 2007
"Modern Marvels: Environmental Tech takes us from the prairies of Saskatchewan to a Manhattan skyscraper as we explore the 21st Century's cutting-edge \"green\" technologies in action. The ..."
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"Modern Marvels: Cotton takes us on a journey from the California cotton fields to the textile mills of North Carolina, the cotton oil mills of Arkansas, and back to the garment factories of..."
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Season 14 - Modern Marvels
23 Sep 2013
"Examining the evolution and technology of balls used in sports. Included: a tour of the Wilson Football Factory in Ohio; the Rawlings baseball factory in Costa Rica; the National Soccer ..."
14 Jan 2008
"All life forms, including us, are built upon atoms of carbon. But modern technology is also built on a foundation of carbon. Modern Marvels: Carbon explores how such a simple element burns ..."
31 Jan 2007
"It's the unsung essential of modern life. Canning is the method of a preserving and packaging food, without which civilization would never have ventured beyond the local food supply. It ..."
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"Weapons of mass destruction, from the nuclear to the biological, are examined. Included: a computer-generated depiction of a dirty-bomb attack in Seattle. Also: how scientists identify ..."
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23 Aug 2007
"Think vacuums are just for sweeping floors? Think again. On this episode of Modern Marvels we'll see giant-sized vacuums that clean up after disasters like 9-11 and Hurricane Katrina. ..."
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