Engineering


Father of the Flying Car 94 min.

Dr. Paul Moller, an esteemed inventor, fights against the odds to complete his life's work: a flying car.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

The Lithium-ion Story 59 min.

Digitization, e-mobility and the energy change are hardly conceivable today without this technology. From smartphones to e-cars - the lithium-ion battery is found in almost every battery-powered device. The technology is particularly established and in demand in one very specific place: the warehouse. We introduce the hidden champion of e-mobility: intralogistics. For more than a decade, lithium-i...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

UHPC Concrete 5 min.

There's a dire need to repair aging infrastructure in the U.S., and an innovative building material could be a game changer. Embedded with steel fibers, ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) is about 5 to 10 times stronger than standard concrete -- and unaffordable for most government-funded projects. In this NewsHour segment, special correspondent Cat Wise looks at the use of UHPC and how resear...

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High-Risk High-Rise 54 min.

Every year, hundreds of new skyscrapers are built around the globe. As nations vie for prestige, these shimmering towers are rising higher and higher. But for all their impressive engineering, are these buildings safe? Can we be sure how they will hold up in earthquakes, fires, and other potential disasters? What have—or haven’t—we learned from past tragedies?

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New to Our Collection! Episode 1: Digital Silk Road (The Silk Road 2.0: China In A Post-Pandemic World) 49 min.

China’s signature Belt and Road Initiative is evolving in the pandemic. In this episode, witness how the Digital Silk Road is shaping ASEAN’s digital economy. Discover how China is laying undersea fiber optic cables across Asia, and uncover Huawei’s new plans for expansion across Southeast Asia.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New to Our Collection! Episode 2: Health Silk Road (The Silk Road 2.0: China In A Post-Pandemic World) 49 min.

China’s signature Belt and Road Initiative is evolving in the pandemic. In this episode, witness how a Health Silk Road emerges to fight COVID-19. But it has to contend with misinformation, mistrust, and questions about the efficacy of Sinovac. As COVID-19 continues to spread, how can China contribute to the global fight against the pandemic?

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New to Our Collection! Episode 3: Green Silk Road (The Silk Road 2.0: China In A Post-Pandemic World) 49 min.

China’s signature Belt and Road Initiative is evolving in the pandemic. In this episode, China has pledged a Green Silk Road to address climate change. But is it living up to its promise?

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New to Our Collection! The Silk Road 2.0: China In A Post-Pandemic World 144 min.

This award-winning series returns to investigate how China’s Belt & Road Initiative is changing post-pandemic, in the digital, health and green spheres. Narrator Anthony Morse examines everything from China’s digital expansion across Asia through Huawei and its vaccine diplomacy across Africa, to its environmental efforts.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Episode 3: Aviation (The Tech Effect) 25 min.

In this episode we examine advances in aviation that include flying cars being developed by Slovakian and Japanese companies. Ride share companies are also considering aerial options, with Uber among those working on autonomous urban aircraft that will fly over congested roads to landing points in the centre of cities. As the skies of the future will be teeming with flying vehicles, suitable air t...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

The Secret Science of Sewage 59 min.

Dr George McGavin and Dr Zoe Laughlin explore one of the UK’s biggest sewage works, a hidden world we rarely get to see. Processing one billion litres of wastewater a day – including what 1.7 million people flush down the loo – the program reveals the mind-boggling science behind how sewage is treated and what it tells us about how we live today. McGavin and Laughlin also discover a radical revolu...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021