What does a birdcage have to do with a skyscraper? Everything. How We Invented the World is a fascinating series that examines the four inventions that define the modern world: mobile phones, cars, aeroplanes and skyscrapers and celebrates the people and sequence of events that made them possible. Each of them has played a crucial role in how we have ended up where we are now in the 21st Century able to travel the globe, to talk to one another at any time at the push of a button, to live in huge cities, to commute, to capture the world we live in and make the fantasies we create come to life. These are the inventions that have made us truly modern. Every episode in this four-part series lifts the lid on how these iconic inventions came to be each so integral to the modern age it's virtually impossible to imagine life without them, yet each is reliant on a sequence of extraordinary discoveries and often random connections.
Learn the details behind the one hundred most significant breakthroughs in the history of mankind! Take a journey through history and examine the discoveries, breakthroughs and eureka moments that have transformed all of our lives for the better. Host Bill Nye travels the world, meeting eminent scientists in various fields, to explore and explain the principles behind the most significant developments in the history of mankind. Each of the 100 Greatest Discoveries, in eight different fields of knowledge, is examined both in terms of the principles and personalities involved. Over 500 years of scientific advances are distilled and presented in this accessible, entertaining series to give you a good understanding of HOW many of science s toughest riddles were solved, WHO it was that solved them, and WHY these solutions are so significant.
The boys mission is straightforward: to get off lifes humdrum path for a more exciting, daring and off-the-beaten one. In just four days, the guys trek approximately one hundred miles across life-threatening landscapes including steep mountains, insufferably hot deserts, freezing-cold canyons and snake-infested jungles on foot, raft, skis and even skateboard, in search of the most extreme places on earth.
Take a whirlwind journey to more than thirteen countries as we stop everywhere from Australia and Italy to Mexico and Cambodia. If its worth seeing, well take you there! The show, hosted by Albin and Melanie Ulle, travels around the world showcasing some of the Earths vast beauty. The programme also explores the diverse cultures of several amazing countries and approximately one hundred of the one thousand places from the book, with an eye towards unearthing local charms and traditions.
From the Walkman to the bra, these are the innovations that have changed all of our lives. But what is number one on the list? The gadget: It's small enough to hold in your hands. It's mechanical or electronic and mass-produced. It's a personal item that evolves from novelty to necessity and ultimately shows its paradigm-shifting power. In this entertaining programme, a diverse panel of hand-picked experts join forces with HISTORY to rank the most influential inventions of the past 200 years and tell the surprising stories behind them.