Best of 2010: Saving the World, One Invention at a Time
The transition between one year and the next is a momentous occasion that is celebrated all around the world in a variety of ways. In this episode, Matt and Rachel take a look at some of these New Year's traditions -- and bid a fond adieu to 2010.
History: Deadly Ghetto Revolt Remembered
As the 65th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising approaches, one man fights to keep the last remaining walls of the ghetto intact. Learn more about his story in this Discovery Channel video.
Massive Engines: Newcomen Engine in Action
The Newcomen steam engine gets it power from atmospheric pressure. Host Chris Barrie demonstrates how this is accomplished and sees a live running Newcomen steam engine in action on Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines."
What the Ancients Knew: Roman Bath
Host Jack Turner explores a replica of the great baths in Rome, which was designed with an innovative heating system. Learn more in this clip from The Science Channel's series, "What the Ancients Knew."
Assignment Discovery: History of Amistad
On Discovery Channel's series, "Assignment Discovery," Sengbe Pieh was an enslaved African who led a revolt on a Cuban slave ship. Learn more about the history of the Amistad in this clip.
Industrial Revelations: British Industry Canals
The London canals were used for carrying goods in Britain during the Industrial Revolution. On Discovery Channel's "Industrial Revelations," host Mark Williams explores the revolution of hydraulics and lifts on the canal.
Industrial Revelations: More Efficient Steam Engines
As the Duke of Bridgewater was building his canal, a young man named James Watt was working out how to improve the pumping engine. Learn more about the development of more efficient steam engines on Discovery Channel's "Industrial Revelations."
What the Ancients Knew: Traditional Chinese Paper
After hundreds of years, one small Chinese town still makes paper the old fashion way. See how they find all of their ingredients in their backyard. Learn more with host Jack Turner on The Science Channel's "What the Ancients Knew."
What the Ancients Knew: The Archimedes Screw
On The Science Channel's "What the Ancient's Knew," learn about the Archimedes screw, an invention used by the Ancient Egyptians to draw water from the Nile River to irrigate their fields.
Edge of War: Poland Stands Alone
Germany's invasion into Poland begins and the Polish army stands alone as 600 soldiers battle more than 42,000 Germans, leaving devastating results.
Edge of War: War Tactics
Both sides of the border are preparing for war, and the Polish General decides to bring out its most powerful weapon.
Edge of War: Order in Chaos
Adolf Hitler and his regime work to create chaos in the streets of Germany. Unbeknownst to the public, chaos is part of Hitler's master plan to bring him to power.
Edge of War: Negotiating with a Madman
British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain travels to Germany in order to negotiate with what could potentially be the most dangerous man around, Adolf Hitler.
The 9/11 Tapes: Direct Contact
Air traffic control receives direct contact from the terrorists who crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the first World Trade Center tower on September 11, 2001.
The 9/11 Tapes: Racing to the Pentagon
Back on September 11, 2001, fighter jets raced to the Washington D.C. area to potentially intercept any incoming, non-responsive air crafts, but unfortunately they were not there in time.
Secret War: Battle of Alam el Halfa
July 1942, the Nazi's are on the march in North Africa, and if Cairo falls it could mean defeat by the British. The Battle of Alam el Halfa has officially begun.
Secret War: Public Enemy Number 1
Following the sinking of The Normandie naval ship, America is shocked when reputed New York mobster, Charlie "Lucky" Luciano, takes credit. The event sparks the beginning of one of the strangest relationships during World War II.
Secret War: The Mafia Joins the War
In May 1942 a strange group of mobsters, lawyers, and intelligence officers visit Lucky Luciano in prison. What occurred during this meeting prompts the Mob to pull together and help the war effort.
Who Did I Marry: Fighting For My Life
Just as Susan felt like luck was back on her side, she would soon find herself in the greatest fight for her life - against a stranger hired to kill her by the very husband who vowed to love her forever.