Engineering


New! City In The Sky 180 min.

At any one time, there are around one million people airborne somewhere in the world; that equates to an entire airborne city - a 'city in the sky.' Straddling whole continents, the fabric of this extraordinary construction consists of the 100,000 flights that crisscross the world every single day. Take off around the world, on the arc of an actual journey from departure to arrival, to uncover t...

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New! City In The Sky: Part 1 - Departure 53 min.

Explore a midair metropolis of a million people on flights that crisscross the world.

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New! City In The Sky: Part 2 - Airborne 53 min.

We take it for granted, but on any journey a hidden army of people keep your plane safe.

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New! City In The Sky: Part 3 - Arrival 53 min.

Getting on the ground safely takes an army of hidden experts and incredible technology.

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Elmar Mock (CH): Swatch, Ultrasound Welding and More 7 min.

Elmar Mock is best known for his co-invention of the bestselling Swatch wristwatch, which revolutionized watchmaking, and revitalized the Swiss watch industry. However, the plastic welding techniques that the inventor first employed on the Swatch also became the building blocks of an entire "innovation factory" – Mock's company Creaholic – that churns out novel inventions by the hundreds. To date,...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Lars Gustaf Liljeryd (SE): Digital Audio Compression 7 min.

Spectral Band Replication (SBR) is a novel method for compressing digital audio files making it possible for millions of people around the world to enjoy either higher quality sound or higher compression easily and affordably. SBR was conceived by the Swedish inventor Lars Liljeryd and turned into a real-world application by a team of engineers that included Kristofer Kjörling, Per Ekstrand and Fr...

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Stephen Lindsey (UK): Energy-saving Rotary Air Compressor 7 min.

British chemist and inventor Steve Lindsey has developed the Blade Compressor, an air compressor that offers significant improvements in efficiency and energy consumption across a range of applications. Air compressors are found in many industries: from large machines used in water treatment and manufacturing to smaller ones in air conditioners or refrigerators. In total, they make up 10% of Europ...

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New to Our Collection! A Year in Space 59 min.

A Year in Space takes viewers behind-the-scenes of astronaut Scott Kelly's 12-month stay on the International Space Station, where he tests human limits for space travel and lays the groundwork for a manned mission to Mars. Beyond A Year in Space follows Scott Kelly's life after spending a record-breaking year in outer space.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2016

Bicycles 60 min.

In the fourth episode of Inside the Factory Gregg joins a multi-stage manual production line to make his very own bike. Meanwhile, Cherry Healey gets some tips from Cycling Team GB to help us all improve our pedal power. Cherry also investigates why cyclists and trucks are such a deadly combination: in London alone there have been 66 fatalities since 2011 and half of them were collisions with a tr...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Invasion of the Drones 47 min.

They fly in swarms, deliver packages and can be as small as insects. Drones are much more than the weapons used by the US Army against terrorists. We see them fly more often and they pop up everywhere in our lives. In the USA, over one million drones were found as toys underneath the Christmas trees. Drones are not only getting smarter, they are also getting cheaper every day. So what happens when...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016