Impossible Engineering

Behind every seemingly-impossible marvel of modern engineering is a cast of heroic trailblazers who pioneered new building techniques, took risks on untested materials and revolutionized their field.
Starring
Matthew Skilton
Genres
Documentary
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Dubai's Impossible Island
    January 1 2020
    41min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The man-made islands of Dubai are modern-day engineering marvels that turn the Arabian Sea into high-priced real estate, and today, a team of expert engineers use cutting-edge technology to build a brand-new city district where there was once only water.
  2. 2. World's Toughest Tunnels
    January 8 2020
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A team of engineers are overhauling London's underground infrastructure to build a world-class sewer system, and using cutting-edge tech and the latest construction methods, they work to transform a centuries-old network into a modern-day masterpiece.
  3. 3. F-35 Fighter Jet
    January 15 2020
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The F-35 is the most advanced fighter jet on the planet, and special access into the most expensive military program ever reveals how engineers use cutting-edge technology to outfit this 1,200 mile-per-hour aircraft with a state-of-the-art stealth system.
  4. 4. NYC Mega Tower
    January 22 2020
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The skinniest skyscraper in the world will soon become New York's third tallest, and using an innovative, gravity-defying design, this colossal megastructure is breaking all the rules of engineering.
  5. 5. World's Biggest Airport
    January 29 2020
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Engineers are racing against the clock to build the world's biggest airport, and using cutting-edge construction methods, experts put the finishing touches on a modern-day marvel that will move 100 million people in and out of Beijing every year.
  6. 6. Spy Plane Declassified
    February 5 2020
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A state-of-the-art NATO airplane is one of the most complex surveillance tools in the world, and special access inside this behemoth reveals how cutting-edge engineering and a hi-tech midair refueling system helps its crew defend against security threats.
  7. 7. World's Highest Bridge
    February 12 2020
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The world's highest bridge impossibly spans an 1,800-foot chasm known as the Crack in the Earth, and to build this engineering marvel, experts use cutting-edge construction technology that can conquer the deadly cliffs of this rugged environment.
  8. 8. Conquering Avalanche Country
    February 19 2020
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Deadly avalanches and catastrophic flooding are ever-present threats at one of the world's busiest ski resorts, but new technology and cutting-edge construction methods help engineers conquer the elements to keep this mountain-top getaway safe.

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2020
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