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  • Assault Vehicle, Mining Drill, Stirling Engine, Recycling Sorting Machine

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    S 1 : Ep 13 - 5/20/10

    Red Bore-the biggest drill out there-drills from the bottom up;Light Assault Vehicle packs infantry and their ammo into hot spots;Recycling plant sorts, separates and shreds recyclables;200 year old Stirling Engine with new ways to provide heat and power.moreless
  • Cement Plant, Airport Fire Truck, Passenger Ferry

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    S 1 : Ep 12 - 5/13/10

    A cement factory crushes rock to fine powder, making glue that hardens concrete; A giant passenger ferry has among the most powerful engines, yet produces hardly any wake; Low, fast and sleek, the airport fire truck's powerful jet douses fiery jet fuel.moreless
  • Helicopter, 3D Printer, Segway, Streetcar

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    S 1 : Ep 11 - 5/6/10

    A powerful helicopter conquers the thin air of Everest; a 3-D printer creates a real plastic model of the image its fed; Segway's three-inch brain keeps you from falling; An electric tram uses its braking system to help power another vehiclemoreless
  • Water Bomber, Combine Harvester, Wind Tunnel, 50 Cal Machine Gun

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 4/29/10

    Water bomber drops 8 tons of water a second; Corn harvester gathers, shucks and strips corn off its cob at four million kernels a minute; wind tunnel storm-testing a scale model skyscraper before its built; 50-cal machine gun smashes concrete and steelmoreless
  • All Terrain Vehicle, Car Wash, Elevator, Atm

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 4/23/10

    The largest-ever engine on an ATV; A tunnel-style car wash that washes your car, protects its paint job, all on a cup of water; Elevator's safety brake; how the ATM sizes you up, checks your bank and hands over your money.moreless
  • Thames Flood Barrier, Electronic Locomotive, Gas Pump, Photo-finish Camera

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 4/16/10

    Thames Flood barrier protects London from storm surges; diesel-electric locomotive is a rolling electrical generator; Self-serve gas pump mixes octane, measures fuel and presents bill; When stakes are high, all bets look to the photo finish camera.moreless
  • Search & Rescue Boat, Vacuum Toilet, Hybrid Car, Reinvented Zeppelin

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 4/9/10

    Coast Guard's Search and Rescue boat self-rights after capsizing; Aircraft Cabin pressure drives the vacuum toilet; A mass produced hybrid electric car depends on its power split device to make it work; the high performance Zeppelin makes a comeback.moreless
  • Stunt Plane, Tug Boat, Carousel

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 4/2/10

    The Russian built Sukoi aerobatic stunt plane is built to withstand near-deadly G-force; A tug boat digs into water to wrangle ships a thousand times its size; the mechanical monster beneath the story book facade of the fairground carousel.moreless
  • Industrial Loom, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Logging Machine, Hovercraft

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 3/26/10

    A logging machine that cuts and stacks 4,000 trees a day; A hovercraft is redesigned into a rescue vehicle; A high-speed industrial loom weaves thread 2,000 times a minute; A remote controlled microdrone takes pictures and lands on its own.moreless
  • Super Ferris Wheel, Jet Ski, Hoover Dam, Traffic Light

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 3/19/10

    London Eye Ferris wheel- 800 riders, 40 stories high; Slung low and mean, jet ski prototype "Samba" lets beginners stunt like the pros; Hoover Dam- the inner workings of hydro electric power; urban traffic light and the networks that drive itmoreless
  • Rally Car, Town Hall Clock, Canal Lift Lock, The Offset Printing Press

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 3/12/10

    An indestructible rally car is built for speed and spills; A high volume, high speed offset printer delivers 80 pages a second; A lift lock hauls a dozen boats 90 feet up, with no fuel or electricity; An eleven story tower clock and what makes it tick.moreless
  • Solar Power Plant, Hydrogen-Powered Bike, Escalator, Tattoo Machine

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 3/5/10

    A power plant in California reflects and concentrates the sun's rays to produce electricity; A hydrogen fuel cell powers an electric motorcycle; the inner workings of an everyday escalator; and meet the tattoo machine: 6,000 stabs a minute.moreless
  • Coal-Fired Power Plant, Rollarcoaster, Telescope, Bowling Pinsetter

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 3/5/10

    A coal burning power plant turns coal into explosive dust; a mega-rollercoaster scares us while keeping us alive; A binocular telescope cuts through the haze for sharper-than-ever galactic pictures; a pin-setting robot cleans up behind the scenes.moreless