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Modern Marvels

Modern Marvels



If it changes your life, chances are it's a Modern Marvel.

How do motion pictures work? Who invented the telephone? Can computers think? With over 200 hours of programming, this series satisfies our incredible curiosity about how things work, how things were built and the effects of technology on civilisation past and present.


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Prev: 18x01 -- Engineering Disasters 17 (Apr/29/2014)


It's another chapter of complex, deadly and controversial engineering failures, using 3-D animation, forensic engineering experts, and footage of the actual disasters to understand what went wrong, and how disaster has led to improvement. In Sun Valley, California, weeks of record rain turn a crack in the middle of a street into a 200-foot long sinkhole. Months later, rain led to the Laguna Beach, California landslide, which destroyed 11 homes and caused millions in damage. On May 23, 2004, four people were killed when the roof of the new Terminal 2E at Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris collapses. Other disasters: the 1931 crash of Fokker F-10 passenger airplane.


Available Episodes

Deliver It
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Season 11 episode 38

The Big Dig
Jul 08, 2002
Season 9 episode 9

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Max RaphaelMax Raphael
voiced Narrator
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