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Impossible Engineering

Season 7 2020
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  • 2020-01-02T04:00:00+02:00 on Science
  • 42 mins
  • 7 hours, 0 mins (10 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary
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Impossible Engineering looks at the history of pioneering modern-day mega structures. 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.

It is a tribute to their achievements. Each episode details how giant structures, record-beating buildings, and the world’s most cutting-edge ships, trains and planes are built and work using 3D graphics, archive and specially shot footage. As this series revels in these modern day creations, it leaps back in time to recount the stories of the exceptional engineers whose technological advances made it all possible.

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10 episodes

7x01 Dubai's Impossible Island

  • Season Premiere

    2020-01-02T04:00:00+02:00 — 42 mins

The man-made islands of Dubai are modern-day engineering marvels that turn the Arabian Sea into high-priced real estate. Today, a team of expert engineers use cutting-edge technology to build a brand-new city district where there was once only water.

7x02 World's Toughest Tunnels

  • 2020-01-09T04:00:00+02:00 — 42 mins

A team of engineers are overhauling London's underground infrastructure to build a world-class sewer system. Using cutting-edge tech and the latest construction methods, they work to transform a centuries-old network into a modern-day masterpiece.

7x03 F-35 Fighter Jet

  • 2020-01-16T04:00:00+02:00 — 42 mins

The F-35 is the most advanced fighter jet on the planet. Special access into the most expensive military program ever reveals how engineers use cutting-edge tech to outfit this 1,200 mile-per-hour aircraft with a state-of-the-art stealth system.

7x04 NYC Mega Tower

  • 2020-01-23T04:00:00+02:00 — 42 mins

The skinniest skyscraper in the world will soon become New York's third tallest, and using an innovative, gravity-defying design, this colossal megastructure is breaking all the rules of engineering.

7x05 World's Biggest Airport

  • 2020-01-30T04:00:00+02:00 — 42 mins

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 revolutionized their field.

7x06 Spy Plane Declassified

  • 2020-02-06T04:00:00+02:00 — 42 mins

A state-of-the-art NATO airplane is one of the most complex surveillance tools in the world. Special access inside the behemoth reveals how cutting-edge engineering and a hi-tech midair refueling system helps its crew defend against security threats.

7x07 World's Highest Bridge

  • 2020-02-13T04:00:00+02:00 — 42 mins

The world's highest bridge impossibly spans an 1,800-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.

7x08 Conquering Avalanche Country

  • 2020-02-20T04:00:00+02:00 — 42 mins

Deadly avalanches and catastrophic flooding are ever-present threats at one of the world's busiest ski resorts, but new technology and cutting-edge construction methods help engineers conquer the elements to keep this mountain-top getaway safe.

7x09 World's Toughest Planes

  • 2020-02-27T04:00:00+02:00 — 42 mins

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.

7x10 US Navy Super Fleet

  • 2020-03-05T04:00:00+02:00 — 42 mins

The Independent, a residential skyscraper in Austin, Texas. At 690ft, it is the tallest building in the city, surpassing the 683ft Austonian, another residential skyscraper.

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