Next Episode of Impossible Engineering is
Season 8 / Episode 5 and airs on 13 August 2020 01:00
Behind every seemingly impossible marvel of modern engineering is a cast of historic trailblazers who designed new building techniques, took risks on untested materials and revolutionised their field. Brand new series, ‘Impossible Engineering', is a tribute to their achievements. Each episode details how giant structures, record-beating buildings, war ships and space crafts are built and work. As the show revels in these modern day creations, it also leaps back in time to recount the stories of the exceptional engineers whose technological advances made it all possible. How would they have ever existed without the historical work of their ancestors? Interviews with their great advocates bring engineering history to life and retell how these incredible accomplishments shaped the modern world.
The world's biggest oil tanker, the TI Europe, is longer than four football fields and can haul 15,000 trucks worth of oil. Thanks to cutting-edge maritime engineering, this record-breaking vessel makes its deliveries across rough seas quicker and safer than ever.
Engineers in Seattle are building the world's first floating railway bridge, and to tackle this complex engineering challenge, they use new, innovative construction technology that enables high-speed trains to go where they've never gone before.
A brand-new skyscraper, The Independent in Austin, Texas, is a gravity-defying engineering marvel with a one-of-a-kind shape. To build it, experts use cutting-edge construction and design that pushes modern-day tower-building to strange and innovative heights.
The world's largest semi-submersible heavy-lift ship, the BOKA Vanguard, can carry entire cruise ships halfway across the globe without stopping, and to do this, experts use cutting-edge maritime engineering and the latest science for herculean strength and first-class maneuverability.
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