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NOVA - Underwater Dream Machine

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Follow one man's dream to engeneer a submarine with panaramic views.

Duration 53m52s
Resolution 718x362
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Audio format AAC
Language english
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NOVA - Saving the Dead Sea

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As the Dead Sea shrinks, engineers prepare a daring solution: connect it with the Red Sea by way of a massive desalination plant. If it works, it could stabilize the legendary lake and ease regional tensions. But will it put the environment at risk?

Duration 53m14s
Resolution 1280x720
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Audio format AAC
Language english
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NOVA - Trapped in an Elevator

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Elevators have transformed our cities and our lives, but how safe are they? In TRAPPED IN AN ELEVATOR, NOVA reveals the secret life of these ubiquitous machines. Once brawny but simple machines, elevators are getting a brainy makeover.

Duration 54m10s
Resolution 960x540
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Language english
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NOVA - The Impossible Flight

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Two pilots fly a solar-powered airplane around the world. n March 9, 2015, Solar Impulse II took off from Abu Dhabi on one of the greatest aviation adventures of our time: the first solar-powered flight around the world. Together with a team of brilliant engineers, two visionary pilots—Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg—designed and built Solar Impulse from scratch, even though top airplane manufacturers told them it would be “impossible to control.” To pull it off, they had to re-invent everything, from innovative solar cells and batteries to massive carbon-fiber wings.

NOVA - Operation Bridge Rescue

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Follow the race to rebuild the Old Blenheim Bridge in New York State, an icon of 19th century American engineering, destroyed by Hurricane Irene in 2011. Watch a team of elite craftsmen faithfully reproduce the massive, intricate wooden structure under grueling time pressure as flooding threatens their worksite. In China, witness craftsmen restoring thousand-year-old covered bridges based on ingenious frameworks of woven timber beams. Discover how Chinese artisans are keeping traditional skills alive to ensure the survival of these stunning ancient structures.

NOVA - Why Ships Sink

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Twenty million passengers embark on cruises each year, vacationing in deluxe "floating cities" that offer everything from swimming pools to shopping malls to ice skating rinks. And the ships just keep getting bigger: The average cruise ship has doubled in size in just the last ten years. Some engineers fear that these towering behemoths are dangerously unstable, and the recent tragedy of the Costa Concordia has raised new questions about their safety.

NOVA - Flying Supersonic

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Archival and 3-D imagery of the supersonic aircraft and its structure reveal how the dream of building the airliner became reality. NOVA takes you inside the historic international race to develop the first supersonic airliner, the Concorde. Hear stories from those inside the choreographed effort to design and build Concorde in two countries at once—and the crew members who flew her. Then, follow Concorde’s legacy to a new generation of innovators reviving the dream of supersonic passenger travel today.

NOVA - Thai Cave Rescue

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Rescue workers race against the clock to save twelve boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave system in Thailand. In July 2018, the world held its breath as an international team of cave divers endeavored to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach stranded deep in a flooded cave in Thailand. Follow the harrowing operation and discover the scientific ingenuity that made the rescue possible. Hear how rescuers explored every option—from pumping water, to drilling a new exit, to ultimately cave diving with the children through the treacherous, flooded passages.

NOVA - Apollo's Daring Mission

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Astronauts and engineers of Apollo 8 explain the inside story of the first mission to circumnavigate the moon. Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon. The U.S. space program suffered a bitter setback when Apollo 1 ended in a deadly fire during a pre-launch run-through.

NOVA - The Origami Revolution

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The centuries old Japanese art form has gone high tech. Building with examples in biology and applying sophisticated mathematics, computer software and good old fashion imagination it looks like any structure can be folded and practical applications are everywhere.

Duration 53m31s
Resolution 1280x720
Video format H264
Audio format AC3
Language english
Subtitles english

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