How It's Made: Smoking Pipes
Since the 19th century, pipes have been made from briar wood - a fire-resistant wood from the root of a Mediterranean heather shrub.
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Extreme Engineering: Submerged Floating Tunnel
Learn more about the submerged floating tunnel design, which would be suspended in water, just 100 feet below the surface. See what this tunnel would do with Discovery Channel's "Extreme Engineering" series.
Massive Engines: Diesel Powered Ships
In this clip from Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," host Chris Barrie learns about diesel powered ships on a ride on the OOCL Shenzhen, the world's largest container ship.
Extreme Engineering: Container Crane Operator
James Moses is a Container Crane Operator. He makes this difficult task look as easy as one, two, three. Watch how he masters his crane in Discovery Channel's "Extreme Engineering."
Build It Bigger: Vegas Animation 3
Electrical and data cables are covered by easy-to-move steel floor panels that make the system accessible no matter what the configuration of tables, slot machines, etc., at the Palazzo casino. See this animation from "Build It Bigger."
Mega Machines: M1070 Heavy Equipment Transporter
The M1070 Heavy Equipment Transporter can haul almost anything. Even a 40-ton Abrams tank attached on this trailer won't slow it down. Learn more about this massive machine on TLC's "Mega Machines."
Dirty Jobs: Staking Machine
On Discovery Channel's series "Dirty Jobs," Mike Rowe learns about the staking machine. It softens animal hides by working the fibers to make leather supple. Before this machine was invented, people did this work by hand.
Time Warp: Gumballs in Blender
Check out this clip for a close-up look at a gumballs in a blender -- you'll notice more detail than ever before in this slow-motion footage from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Double Bubble
A bubble break is instantaneous to the naked eye, but at several thousand frames a second, it is something completely different. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
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Towing the Space Shuttle
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Sons of Guns: Jesse James Lets Loose
After Will Hayden receives a surprise visit from Jesse James, he gives him a chance to shoot many guns from the Red Jacket collection in the range.
Sons of Guns: Master Welder
The Red Jacket crew works on building an aluminum Browning automatic rifle for Jesse James. During the build, Jesse James gives Flem a quick lesson in welding.
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A rare gun collector brings in a German Schmeisser MP 28, a variation of the first infantry submachine introduced at the end of World War I.
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After The Dredge host Thom Beers brings in UC Santa Barbara scientist Doug Fischer to help explain exactly what gold is and where it originates.