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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.
A state-of-the-art NATO airplane, the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS), 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.
The world's highest bridge, China's Beipanjiang First Bridge, impossibly spans an 1,854-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.
Deadly avalanches and catastrophic flooding are ever-present threats at Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, one of the world's busiest ski resorts. New technology and cutting-edge construction methods help engineers conquer the elements to keep this mountain-top getaway safe.
The world's most advanced military planes were built with cutting-edge aerospace engineering and innovative defense technology, and special access reveals how these guardians of the sky work.
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