Modern Marvels

HC Modern Marvels - The Atlantic Wall (2005)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 14, 2020
HC Modern Marvels - The Atlantic Wall (2005)

HC Modern Marvels - The Atlantic Wall (2005)
DVDRip | 720x544 | .MKV/AVC @ 2100 Kbps | 43 min 56 s | 741 MiB
Audio: English AC3 256 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

In his quest to dominate a continent, Adolf Hitler faced a formidable task–defending 3,000 miles of occupied European coastline from an invasion that he knew was coming. To do so, the Nazis erected an incredible string of fortifications that came to be known as the Atlantic Wall. From the North Cape to the Biscay, Hitler's Atlantic Wall stretched over 5,000 kilometers along the west and north coast of Europe. Around 13,000 bunkers and fortresses, especially on the Franco-Belgian Channel coast, were constructed to prevent a sea invasion by the Allies.

HC Modern Marvels - Strategic Air Command (2002)  Video

Posted by notbanned at March 17, 2021
HC Modern Marvels - Strategic Air Command (2002)

HC Modern Marvels - Strategic Air Command (2002)
DVDRip | 712x544 | .MKV/AVC @ 2109 Kbps | 44 min 29 s | 753 MiB
Audio: English AC3 256 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Their motto, "Peace is our Profession," belied the fact that they were in charge of weapons with the power to destroy the world many times over. With a staff of a quarter million people, the Strategic Air Command (SAC) was the key cog in America's Cold War military machine, overseeing the nation's entire nuclear arsenal from 1946 to 1992. MODERN MARVELS draws on interviews with past employees and visits to SAC sites to tell the story of this extraordinary system.

HC Modern Marvels - The Manhattan Project (2002)  Video

Posted by notbanned at June 6, 2020
HC Modern Marvels - The Manhattan Project (2002)

HC Modern Marvels - The Manhattan Project (2002)
HDTV | 960x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3135 Kbps | 43 min 41 s | 1.08 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Part of The History Channel's Modern Marvels series, The Manhattan Project documents how scientists were brought together by the American government in order to create what at that time was the most devastating weapon in history - the atomic bomb. The United States wanted to build an atomic explosive to counter the threat posed by the German nuclear development program.

HC Modern Marvels - Breaking the Sound Barrier (2003)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Jan. 21, 2021
HC Modern Marvels - Breaking the Sound Barrier (2003)

HC Modern Marvels - Breaking the Sound Barrier (2003)
DVDRip | 720 x 544 | .MKV/AVC @ 2170 Kbps | 43 min 49 s | 741 MB
Audio: English AC-3 192 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

They were trying to do what no one had ever done before, to surpass a barrier that many experts had felt was impenetrable not long before. The test pilots who made history recall one of the great challenges of aviation, risking their lives BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIER.

HC Modern Marvels - Strange Weapons (2008)  Video

Posted by notbanned at June 4, 2020
HC Modern Marvels - Strange Weapons (2008)

HC Modern Marvels - Strange Weapons (2008)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3266 Kbps | 43 min 56 s | 1.12 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Modern arsenals have become much more sophisticated than bullets and bombs. Discover microwave-like rays that make the enemy flee when they feel the heat and laser weapons, mounted on trucks and airplanes that can blow missiles out of the sky.Some of the newest non-lethal weapons include a B.B. machine gun that can fire 150 pain-causing pellets a second and a flashing device nicknamed "the pukelight" that may make you lose your lunch. Finally examine ancient weapons that include a cutlery set containing hidden pistols and Ninja hand claws that put the X-Men's Wolverine to shame. Produced by Actuality Productions, Inc. for A&E Television Networks

HC Modern Marvels - Secrets of Oil (2008)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 20, 2020
HC Modern Marvels - Secrets of Oil (2008)

HC Modern Marvels - Secrets of Oil (2008)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3264 Kbps | 43 min 57 s | 1.12 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

This episode takes a look at the petroleum industry and the many products derived from oil used in the United States.
Imagine it: Rubber, plastic, nylon, aerosols, resins, solvents, & lubricants; none can exist without oil, still hailed as Black Gold. Even if we stopped driving our cars tomorrow, America would still need 5 million barrels of oil a day - more than all of Southern Europe combined. From the shirt on your back to the waxy sheen of a beautiful apple, the first secret of oil is that it's everywhere you look. Oil is used to lubricate machines, weapons, and even skin. It provides the chemical building blocks for plastics, rubber, synthetic fibers and pharmaceuticals.
10 That Changed America - 10 Modern Marvels That Changed America (2018)

10 That Changed America - 10 Modern Marvels That Changed America (2018)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3200 Kbps | 54 min 56 s | 1.29 GiB
Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

A whirlwind tour of 10 engineering feats that made our civilization possible: from the Erie Canal and Eads Bridge, to the Holland Tunnel and Hoover Dam. Find out which 10 modern marvels made the list.

HC Modern Marvels - Mummy Tech (2006)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Oct. 3, 2019
HC Modern Marvels - Mummy Tech (2006)

HC Modern Marvels - Mummy Tech (2006)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3100 Kbps | 44 min 21 s | 1.08 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

For 2,000 years, the ancient Egyptian tradition of mummifying the dead has engaged imaginations and stumped scientists. How did the civilization develop this preservation technique? This entry in the Modern Marvels series looks all the way back to the days of King Tut to understand how and why mummies were created, and even exposes present-day attempts to re-create one of these wrapped wonders.

HC Modern Marvels - Toys (2002)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 5, 2017
HC Modern Marvels - Toys (2002)

HC Modern Marvels - Toys (2002)
PDTV | 704x536 | .AVI/XviD @ 2294 Kbps | 43 min 59 s | 786 MiB
Audio: English AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

All aboard the nostalgia express as we take a trip through the past to enjoy toys of our youth–the ones we can't forget and those that some of use never gave up! This is the real toy story! We take a look at five categories of boys' toys and see what relationship they have had on the development of young minds; talk with collectors of antique and specialty toys; and visit companies that make electric trains, Matchbox Cars, GI Joe action figures, and LEGO Bricks, among others.

HC Modern Marvels - The Phonograph (1996)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Sept. 26, 2019
HC Modern Marvels - The Phonograph (1996)

HC Modern Marvels - The Phonograph (1996)
DVDRip | 704 x 536 | .AVI/XviD@ 2162 Kbps | 43 min 58 s | 744 MB
Audio: English AC-3 192 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

In 1877, for the first time, voices, music, the barking of dogs–and all sorts of other sounds could be recorded, played back, and preserved for posterity. All through the marvel of the phonograph. Surprisingly the man who created the phonograph, Thomas Alva Edison, had no theoretical background in acoustics, and only a few months of formal schooling. And ironically, he was half deaf.