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Follow the harrowing operation to rescue 12 boys stranded in a flooded cave in Thailand.

Air date:
Mon, 10/29/2018 - 07:45
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/0yH4Hd_J8uDCFWmhsgoI6A==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Dive to the bottom of the Adriatic Sea in search of the Tulsamerican, a B-24 bomber that crashed off the coast of Croatia during World War II. In 2010, divers located the plane. Now the Department of Defense, aided by the Croatian Navy and some of the world’s leading underwater archaeologists, sets... /episodes/get/86429 /episode/86429 Last B-24 /episode-player/86429

Dive beneath the sea to the wreckage of a WWII bomber.

Air date:
Mon, 10/29/2018 - 07:30
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/nkB_mxAn60hVhBmUJfHQhA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false NOVA takes you inside the historic international race to develop the first supersonic airliner, the Concorde. Hear stories from those inside the choreographed effort to design and build Concorde in two countries at once—and the crew members who flew her. Then, follow Concorde’s legacy to a new... /episodes/get/85947 /episode/85947 Flying Supersonic /episode-player/85947

Discover the feats of engineering that made the Concorde the first supersonic airliner.

Air date:
Tue, 10/09/2018 - 00:03
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/uU7zOsRxSLGxBPBRGfBXHA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false The enduring luster of gold, the conductivity of copper, the strength of steel—the special properties of metals have reshaped societies and defined eras; they have such an important role in human history that entire ages have been named after them. But what gives metals their astounding... /episodes/get/48190 /episode/48190 Treasures of the Earth: Metals /episode-player/48190

Gold, bronze, iron, steel... metals are pillars of our civilization, but what makes them so special? Discover their unique properties and explore how our mastery of metals has led us from the stone age to today's hi-tech world.

Air date:
Tue, 09/25/2018 - 04:40
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/nsAhJUwZeQjLlEe-tdOBhA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Hear firsthand from individuals struggling with addiction and follow the cutting-edge work of doctors and scientists as they investigate why addiction is not a moral failing, but a chronic, treatable medical condition. Easy access to drugs like heroin, fentanyl, and even prescription medications... /episodes/get/85738 /episode/85738 Addiction /episode-player/85738

Discover how opioid addiction affects the brain and how treatments are saving lives.

Air date:
Tue, 09/25/2018 - 01:10
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/QqjsHCG9BuRy0l7TE2VH6A==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Follow the race to rebuild the Old Blenheim Bridge in New York State, an icon of 19th century American engineering, destroyed by Hurricane Irene in 2011. Watch a team of elite craftsmen faithfully reproduce the massive, intricate wooden structure under grueling time pressure as flooding threatens... /episodes/get/85618 /episode/85618 Operation Bridge Rescue /episode-player/85618

Follow engineers and woodworkers as they rebuild an iconic American covered bridge.

Air date:
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 22:15
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