Engineering


Engineering Solar Radiation Is a Crazy Idea: A Debate 93 min.

Geoengineering is an ambitious set of methods proposed by scientists to help mitigate the effects of climate change. And one type in particular—solar geoengineering—has been the subject of growing debate. Solar geoengineering involves several techniques, including injecting reflective particles into the stratosphere to reduce the amount of solar radiation and heat that reaches the Earth. This proc...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Can We Make Life? 54 min.

"It's alive!" Since Dr. Frankenstein spoke those famous words, we've been alternately enthralled and terrified by the idea of creating life in the lab. Now, a revolution in genetic engineering and thrilling innovations in synthetic biology are bringing that dream—or nightmare, as the case may be—closer to reality. New tools allow researchers to use cells to create their own DNA.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Apollo’s Daring Mission 53 min.

Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of how the first mission to the moon, Apollo 8, pioneered groundbreaking technologies that would pave the way to land a man on the moon and win the space race.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Flying Supersonic 53 min.

Go inside the race to build the first supersonic airliner, the Concorde. Discover how engineers made Mach 2 airline flight possible, and meet the scientists wrangling sonic booms to revive the dream of supersonic passenger travel today.

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Operation Bridge Rescue 53 min.

Follow the rebuilding of the 19th century Blenheim Covered Bridge. Watch craftsmen raise this engineering icon under grueling time pressure and witness traditional artisans in China restoring ancient covered bridges to ensure their survival.

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Thai Cave Rescue 53 min.

Follow the harrowing operation to rescue 12 boys stranded in a flooded cave in Thailand, and discover the scientific ingenuity that made the rescue possible.

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Global Estrangement 53 min.

About 100 years after man stepped on the moon, it’s likely that we are in a position to colonize Mars. We are heading towards the creation of a planetary civilization in what will be the greatest transition in the history of humankind. A brave new world lies before us. And a high-speed race to reverse the poisoning of the planet. We used fossil fuels to take the big leap of the Industrial Revoluti...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Mutation 68 min.

We are at the starting line of an exponential technological change. In the coming decades we will experience the dematerialization of technology. Computers will abandon desks to be installed in eyes, in walls and in everything that surrounds us. Chips will be integrated in virtually everything around us, transmitting vital information. The quality of life and the average life expectancy will incre...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New Nomads 57 min.

In 2077, we will be three billion more people. On the one hand, we have technological possibilities like never before at our disposal. On the other hand, we have the pressure of demographic growth and the threats of resource scarcity, pollution, and climate change. How can we meet energy and food needs in a sustainable way, without jeopardizing our permanence on this planet? Ten thousand years aft...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

10 Modern Marvels that Changed America 56 min.

A whirlwind tour of 10 engineering feats that made our civilization possible: from the Erie Canal and Eads Bridge, to the Holland Tunnel and Hoover Dam. Find out which 10 modern marvels made the list!

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018