Construction

The Art and Science of Renzo Piano

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Learn how Renzo Piano took on the challenge of creating one of the greenest museums in the world.

Building the Channel Tunnel

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With state-of-the-art equipment at their disposal, it seems that nothing stands in the way of today's tunnel engineers. This video segment adapted from Building Big, details the technical challenges involved in completing the Channel Tunnel, an underwater tunnel that links England and France for the first time ever, and shows how building teams from the two countries met those challenges.

Building Big | Arch Bridge

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The Romans were some of the most important innovators in structural design. Of their contributions, the arch and the bridges they built using an elegant shape stand out as the most creative and enduring. In this video segment adapted from Building Big, series host David Macaulay describes the forces and design features that give arches their strength.

Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota | Jay Cooke State Park

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Learn how Civilian Conservation Corps built the Swinging Bridge in Jay Cooke State Park, Minnesota.

Juan Torres, Manager of Energy Systems Analyst

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Juan Torres is a Manager of Energy Systems Analysis at Sandia National Laboratories. He answers the question "Why did you become a scientist?"

Power and Propulsion

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This ThinkTV segment demonstrates why power and propulsion are necessary for aircrafts to attain high speeds, and how aerospace engineers are using their understanding of power and propulsion to take aircraft speeds to new levels.

Grand Coulee Dam

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Explore how the conflict between industrialization and the preservation of natural resources played out in the creation of the Grand Coulee Dam in the 1930s in this video from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. The project was initially seen as a way to provide electric power and irrigation and to spur recovery from the Great Depression. Only later were the environmental consequences to the land and the people living there recognized and, in the latter case, given compensation. This resource is part of the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Collection.

This Cement Replacement Absorbs CO2 Like a Sponge

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Discover a new invention that could replace cement with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from April 13, 2015.

Renewable Energy"

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The sun can power your washing machine. The wind can give the energy for a light bulb. Vegetable oil can be used as fuel for a car. These technologies exist already. Sam and AnneMarie Yoder use these technologies on their farm in Berks County, PA. This program was produced for Lehigh Valley Tempo!, a weekly news magazine program of WLVT PBS 39. WLVT PBS 39 explores how a family in Berks County, PA has put much of the renewable energy resources to work on their farm. All of these technologies were showcased at the Renewable Energy Sustainable Living Festival for the public.

Egypt's Treasure Guardians | Full Program

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Meet Egypt's "treasure guardians," a group of archaeologists, scholars, conservators, and engineers working to guard national heritage, following years of political upheaval, by building a museum. To preserve its rich history and to tempt visitors back, Egypt is building the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM)—the greatest Egyptian monument since the pyramids! Archaeologists across the country are opening new dig sites to find artifacts for display, with the hope that teaching the public about important historical areas will keep those places protected in the future.

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