Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections

Season 3
 (11)
2011ALL
Join Richard Hammond on a quest to discover the Engineering Connections behind the worlds most advanced engineering projects. These structures are jewels of high technology, and Hammond discovers hidden deep in their DNA an amazing range of unexpected inventions and ideas spanning right across history and originating from every corner of the globe.
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Richard Hammond
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DocumentarySpecial Interest
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Burj Al Arab
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    May 7, 2011
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    The presenter explores the design secrets of the world's tallest hotel, Burj Al Arab, which is located on a custom-built island off the shore of Dubai. He discovers how engineers tackled the challenges of building a steel structure in the desert heat and protecting the island from wave damage, and learns how a component from a camera flash helps prevent fires in the hotel's rooms.
  2. 2. Formula 1
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    May 14, 2011
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    Richard Hammond reveals the surprising engineering connections behind the Formula 1 car. The stars of the most glamorous, and expensive sport on earth wouldn't even cross the starting line without inspiration drawn from a revolutionary 19th-century cannon, ancient sailing boats, jet engine fan blades, body armour and a technique practised by blacksmiths for thousands of years.
  3. 3. Super Tanker
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    May 21, 2011
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    How Hard Can It Be - to pilot a remotely operated vehicle 12,000 foot down onto the ocean floor? This is literally an underwater voyage of discovery.
  4. 4. The Earthquake-Proof Bridge
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    May 28, 2011
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    Richard Hammond reveals how engineers made one of the longest bridges in the world earthquake-proof. Defying disaster called for solutions inspired by fragrant Indian incense, the ring-pull in a soda can, a toboggan, a hammock, and some shiny steel chimneys.
  5. 5. Space Shuttle
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    June 4, 2011
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    Richard Hammond reveals the engineering connections in NASA's Space Shuttle - the world's first re-usable space craft. He goes backstage at Kennedy Space Centre, in Florida, to discover how an organ pump, tram tracks, a WWII anti-sonar device, a camera iris and a cannonball all helped create the most technologically advanced machine ever engineered by man.
  6. 6. Bullet Train
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    June 11, 2011
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    Richard Hammond reveals the surprising engineering connections in Japan's Bullet Train, the world's first high speed train. It could not run without ancient charioteers, a crowbar, a medieval clock, the electric telegraph, and a 19th century luxury racing car.

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Tom Brisley
Season year
2011
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Darlow Smithson
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TurbanReviewed in the United States on October 25, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great, but why only one season?
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These are so good! Why can't we see seasons one and two?!
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E. BrownReviewed in the United States on June 20, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good program. Why are there commercials?
I very much enjoyed the program. Richard Hammond was , as always, very entertaining and kept me hooked. I hated that there were commercials. Even if it was only about 30 seconds worth at a time, it was very frustrating. I do not pay for PRIME to have commercials.
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AlexReviewed in the United States on March 8, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best showsI have seen while being educational....Fantastic!
Definitely watch! Wish there were more!
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