Learn Through Videos: Engineering

This is a collection of links to educational videos related to engineers, inventors, engineering and technology, which are made for a general audience. The videos listed in this collection cover a variety of topics in engineering and technology. They explore the engineering feats accomplished by some of the great civilizations in history; tell the history of electronic digital computers; look at how engineers and designers use historic inventions and clues from the natural world in ingenious ways to develop new buildings and machines; deal with industrial design, product design, and our relationship with the manufactured objects that surround us; and explore the scientific breakthroughs and future technologies that will transform our lives.



Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways
This is a three-part BBC documentary series presented by Dan Snow, examining the development of the railways from their beginnings as track-ways for coal carts in the early 18th century to the pivotal technology for modern Britain.

Century of Trains
Steam locomotives were first developed in Great Britain during the early 19th century and dominated railway transport until the middle of the 20th century.

Why did Industrial Revolution Happen in Britain?
Professor Jeremy Black examines one of the most extraordinary periods in British history: the Industrial Revolution.

Wright Brothers' Flying Machine
To bring the Wrights' technological genius to life, this film features authentic replicas of their brilliantly conceived craft, as shown in thrilling test flights.

21st Century Jet - The Building of the 777
This film shows the building of the Boeing 777, chronologically from the conception to entry into service of the jetliner.

Great Planes - Boeing 747
This film explores the evolution of the classic 747 models - the roots of Jet-airline technology and Boeing's race to create the world's first jumbo jet.

Airbus A380 - The Giant of the Skies
This documentary tells the story behind making the Airbus A380, the world’s biggest and heaviest airliner ever built.

Battle of the X-Planes
This film goes behind the scenes to show the world's newest fighter taking shape, as Boeing and Lockheed Martin compete to win the largest contract in military history.

Stealth: Flying Invisible
This recounts the history of stealth fighter planes, and uncovers the secrets and details about stealth aircraft from the U-2 to the F-117 Nighthawk, through the eyes of the scientists, historians, and aviators who developed this technology.

Moon Machines
This is a Science Channel documentary series documenting the engineering challenges of the Apollo Program to land a man on the Moon.

Space Race
This is a BBC docudrama series chronicling the major events and characters in the American/Soviet space race up to the first landing of a man on the moon.

When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions
This is a Discovery Channel documentary series narrated by actor Gary Sinise, looking at the NASA missions about human spaceflight.

Space Shuttle
This documentary is narrated by William Shatner, and is about the origins and history of the Space Shuttle Program.

The Satellite Story
This is a 2007 BBC documentary celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first satellite, Sputnik, which launched the space age in 1957.

Mars: Dead or Alive
This goes behind the scenes at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to offer a look at the construction and launch of two Martian exploratory rovers: "Spirit" and "Opportunity".




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