A vessel class designed for efficiency, economy of scale and environmentally improved. The World s Biggest Ship will give viewers the opportunity to see how the Triple-E was designed, the intricacies and challenges of building the ship and its eventual trials at sea and launch into operation. The Triple-E is the world s biggest ship. Built in Denmark by a team of pioneering shipbuilders, this record-breaking ship is 40% larger than existing cargo ships. Transporting everything from cars to food and trainers from the world s busiest port in Rotterdam, this wonder of the ocean changes the face of global shipping forever. Discovery Channel goes behind the scenes to explore the entire construction of the Triple-E, from the initial steel cutting ceremony to its maiden voyage. Offering an insight into the lives of many of the people involved in the different stages of the creation of this enormous ship, from the naval architect to the men and women building it in the shipyard, to one of the Captains as he prepares and trains for his role. Made with the full co-operation of the Maersk team this programme gives a fascinating insider s viewpoint of all areas of this engineering masterpiece. This series charts the epic battle to build a super ship through the eyes of the team and the use of stunning CGI animations.
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.