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.

NASA Edge Videos
This is a public outreach vodcast sponsored by NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate and based out of the Exploration and Space Operations Directorate at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

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.

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

How to Build a Satellite
This film follows manufacturer Astrium as they build a state-of-the-art communication satellite, and shows how to assemble one of the most complicated machines in the world.

Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections 2
This is a six-part documentary series presented by Richard Hammond, looking at the engineering connections behind the world's most advanced structures.

James Burke's Connections II
This is a twenty-episode documentary television series presented by science historian James Burke, presenting an interdisciplinary approach to the history of science and invention.

Nature Tech
This is a documentary series exploring biomimetics, the science of looking to nature for answers to modern problems.

Richard Hammond's Miracles of Nature
A documentary series that reveals secret animal abilities from the natural world, and discovers how those same animals have inspired a series of unlikely human inventions at the very frontiers of science.

Powering the Future
This is a four-part documentary series presented by biologist M. Sanjayan, forecasting the world of energy in the not-too-distant future. It is an ambition shared by the whole of mankind.

Modern Marvels: Renewable Energy
This shows how the combined forces of wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, wave and tidal power are ready to move the world beyond oil, coal and other 19th Century technologies.

Earth: The Operator's Manual
This film explores the fascinating history of energy use by humans over the centuries, gives a doubt-destroying proof that already-high levels of carbon dioxide are causing damaging global warming, and surveys the alternative energy options that are available to exploit right now.

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