Topic: steel

Slavery - A 21st Century Evil - Charcoal Slaves

Slavery - A 21st Century Evil - Charcoal Slaves

Society

Brazil, once the world's largest importer of slaves from Africa, has taken the lead in fighting 21st century slavery with a raft of innovative laws aimed at stamping it out. However, slave labour continues to [...]

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Guns, Germs, and Steel

Guns, Germs, and Steel

History

Based on Jared Diamond's Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name, Guns, Germs and Steel traces humanity's journey over the last 13,000 years - from the dawn of farming at the end of the last Ice Age to the [...]

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The Golden Gate Bridge Suicides

The Golden Gate Bridge Suicides

Society

Filmmaker Eric Steel was shocked when he first read that an average of 20 people kill themselves by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge every year. He was also amazed by the lack of effort to prevent these [...]

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Engineering an Empire: Britain: Blood and Steel

Engineering an Empire: Britain: Blood and Steel

History

At its pinnacle, the British Empire spanned every continent and covered one quarter of the Earth's land mass. Through the centuries, the rulers of this enormous powerhouse used extraordinary engineering feats to [...]

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Megastructures: Bridge Breakdown

Megastructures: Bridge Breakdown

Technology

A young demolition team must lower a historic bridge to recycle 25,000 tons of steel, concrete, and rebar, all while testing their limits, fighting the elements, and racing against a ticking clock. [...]

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Extreme Terror Rides 2: Death-Defying Drops

Extreme Terror Rides 2: Death-Defying Drops

Technology

Amusement Park Travel Documentary where we defy gravity on the Steel Hawg, the steepest roller coaster around, dodge 9-foot breakers in the tallest man made waves on the planet and then get thrown out of a volcano [...]

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Metalworks: The Knight's Tale

Metalworks: The Knight's Tale

History

Art historian and curator Tobias Capwell celebrates the great age of armour. Referencing the unstoppable rise of the Royal Almain Armoury at Greenwich, he tells the forgotten story of how Henry VIII fused German [...]

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