Modern Marvels

Season 13 Episode 35

Water

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 06, 2006 on The History Channel
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Water, the most needed substance for life, so powerful it can carve our landscape, yet so nurturing it can spawn life and support its intricate matrix.
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    • TRIVIA (4)

      • America's top selling bottled waters are Pepsi's Aquafina and Coca-Cola's Dasani. Each is purified water drawn not from springs, but municipal water supplies.

      • The speed of sound in water is roughly 4.500 feet per second, five times faster than its speed in the air – helping enable whales to communicate over distances of hundred of miles.

      • During transpiration, the process in which plants release water to the atmosphere, an acre of corn gives off 4,000 gallons every day.

      • At any given time, the fountains of Bellagio can propel up to 17,000 gallons of water into the air.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Narrator: Nature's precious elixir, so power it can carve our landscape, yet so nurturing it can spawn life. We bottle its goodness, showcase its beauty and seek its wonders at the far edge of our solar system. Now, Water, on Modern Marvels.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Pamela Conrad, PhD
        Astrobiologist, JPL/NASA

        Arthur Von Wiesenberger
        Bottled Water Expert

        Frank Chapelle
        Hydrologist/Author, Wellsprings

        Dusty Dowdy
        General Manager, Camp Holly Springs

        Siggi Thordarson
        Quality Manager, Iceland Spring, Inc.

        Kent Kise
        VP Quality & Technical Service, DS Waters

        Barbara Burke, PhD
        Chemistry, Cal Poly, Pomona

        Jim Kelly
        Nuclear Operator, Bruce Power

        Tim Elliott
        Performance Engineer, Bruce Power

        Jake LaRue
        Agricultural Engineer, Valmont Industries

        Wendell Dorsett
        Agricultural Engineer, Valmont Industries

        Ron Bopp
        Nebraska Farmer

        Derrel Martin
        Water Resources, University of Nebraska

        Michael Jess
        Water Resources Engineer

        Mark Fuller
        CEO, WET Design

        Keith Kalis
        Supervisor, WET Labs

        Luis Burgos
        Designer, WET Design

        Robert Anderson, PhD
        Research Scientist, JPL/NASA

        Albert Haldemann, PhD
        Mars Scientist, JPL/NASA

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