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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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: Beginning Boston Big Dig
In 1991, construction of the Big Dig in Boston began. 900,000 cubic feet of dirt had to be removed to make way for this incredible tunnel. Learn more on "Extreme Engineering" on Discovery Channel.
Massive Engines: Rise of the Graf Zeppelin
In this clip from Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," Chris Barrie examines the vulnerabilty of the zeppelin as a military weapon during WWI and the subsequent development of the zeppelin as a passenger airship.
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."
Build It Bigger: Building the Veer
Las Vegas is known for making first impressions and City Center goes against the grain, but the Veer project manages to break the mold! Building on an incline is not going to be a "simple" project. Watch this video from "Build It Bigger."
Extreme Engineering: Cleaning Concrete Pipe
While building the Space Tower skyscraper in Madrid, the concrete has been flowing. Now it's time to clean the pipes. Watch how, in this clip from Discovery Channel's "Extreme Engineering."
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."
Massive Engines: Pratt and Whitney Airplane Engines
All aboard! In this clip from Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," Chris Barrie revisits the splendor of the Ford Trimotor aircraft. Powered by the Pratt and Whitney radial engine, the Ford Trimotor became one of the first passenger airplanes.
Extreme Engineering: How Pile Drivers Work
In this clip from Discovery Channel's, "Extreme Engineering," explore the Bay Bridge construction site to see how hydraulic hammers help pile drivers endure a grueling 14-hour day.
Doing DaVinci: Scythe Chariot Test
The work is finally complete and it is time to test the scythe chariot. Will it live up to Leonardo's standards? Watch this video from Discovery Channel's "Doing DaVinci."
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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.