Structural engineer Steve Burrows leads his team of laser-scanning experts to Jordan in the Middle East, to scan the ancient desert city of Petra.
Camelot. The Round Table. Excalibur. Are these stories historical fact or ancient fiction? Experts debunk the tale of King Arthur, one of the world’s most popular and enduring legends.
Fiery Roman Emperor Justinian ordered the rebuilding of the great church of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul almost 1500 years ago. Modern science now uncovers the secret to this vast golden dome's longevity.
Not satisfied with the largest tank the world had ever seen, Hitler’s megalomania led him to demand a land battleship weighing almost one million kilograms.
See how Britain’s Light Infantry, the British Royal Navy, the US Rangers and the SAS changed the course of a battle, or even the entire war, through their courage, daring and commitment.
Intense pressure from activist groups pushed President Roosevelt to initiate an African-American fighter pilot training program during World War II. This is their inspiring story in their own words.
Just two minutes into a flight to Tahiti, Flight #1121 crashes into the ocean, killing everyone on board. Can the cockpit voice recorder provide an explanation for the crash?
The pilots of Qantas Flight #32 must cope with a cascade of failures after an explosion rips apart an engine of their A-380. Is every A-380 in the sky is at risk of a similar explosion?
An Israeli flight is hijacked by a gang of terrorists in 1976 and redirected to Entebbe in Uganda. Demanding the release of 58 international prisoners, they threaten to kill the 258 hostages onboard.
Told exclusively through the words and images of those who actually witnessed it, this film takes viewers through the story of the 2004 Asian tsunami, one of the most devastating natural disasters of modern times.
Terrorist attacks. Tsunamis. Celebrity deaths. The 2000s was a decade when news moved fast and, thanks to social media, earth shattering events unfolded in real time.
The exclusive Sampoong Superstore in Seoul, South Korea collapsed in 1995, leaving over 500 people dead. Investigators must determine the cause of the catastrophe to explain to the public how it happened and stop it from occurring elsewhere.
Epic flooding. Communities in ruin. Devastating fatalities. National Geographic takes you into the eye of the New York’s superstorm to learn why it happened – and how it could hit again.
On Indonesia’s eastern frontier lies an ancient world forged by fire. Isolated for thousands of years it is a land of extremes where creatures have evolved beyond recognition.
The islands of Borneo and Sumatra became cut off from the Asian mainland when sea levels rose at the end of the last ice age, resulting in islands of animals much different than their mainland cousins.
Film director Pail Giamatti explores the world of cyborgs, where advances in science are taking us beyond replacement parts and into a new realm that is changing the nature of the human body and the human mind.
When one of three engines explodes and the plane’s hydraulics fail, the pilots must attempt a dangerous landing with two engines throttling at full speed and almost 300 passengers on board.
Though the 1980s were known for the “greed is good” mantra, the decade also saw its fair share of literal and cultural walls brought down, as Americans united on political, racial and health issues.
The world's largest recycling machine is the size of a factory. It reduces the equivalent of 450 cars an hour to an unrecognisable pulp, shredding 9 million tonnes of scrap metal every year.
With bigger paydays and new colourful characters, the prospectors are back on the mountains of Colorado to seek their fortunes. The Busses deal with hail while digging for aquamarine and the Dorries try to avoid cave-ins.
Witness the world’s most jaw-dropping acts of stupidity! Skipping is a simple activity – until you add a flaming rope. Richard Hammond explains the mistakes behind amateur stunts gone wrong.
Your mind and your body are connected in countless ways, some more mysterious than others. We'll reveal what's happening when your brain betrays your body.
A French journalist realizes that the Iraqi terrorist she is interviewing ordered a ground-to-air missile attack. She watches in shock as a DHL plane on a mail drop becomes the first civilian plane shot during the war.
UK coastguards battle rising tides to rescue an injured climber; winch a young boy to safety; rescue a seaman with a deep gash in his leg and launch a full scale fire drill aboard a luxury liner.
Salvors must rescue prized dressage horses from a tanker run aground in the Azores. At the same time, they must keep oil from spilling and figure out how to refloat the vessel before it's too late.
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