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.

Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity
This is a three part BBC documentary series presented by Jim Al-Khalili, telling the story of our quest to master nature's most mysterious force - electricity.

Electric Dreams
This is a BBC documentary series narrated by Robert Llewellyn, exploring how technology has transformed our homes and what it has done to our families.

This film covers topics:Earth's Magnetic Field; Magnetism and Electron Flow; Domain Theory; The Motor Principle; Electromagnetic Induction; Life in the Field.

Magnets (Modern Marvels)
This film reveals the essential role magnets play in today's society - from powering high-speed trains and theme-park rides to generating electricity and creating mechanical power.

Nikola Tesla
This contains documentary films telling the story of a genius - the enigmatic Nikola Tesla - and other web documents eBooks related to him.

The Missing Secrets of Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was an inventor and a mechanical and electrical engineer. He is frequently cited as one of the most important contributors to the birth of commercial electricity.

George Westinghouse
This is a documentary about the life and times of George Westinghouse, his companies, legacy, personality, partnership with Nikola Tesla, and conflict with Thomas Edison.

Thomas Alva Edison
Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world.

The Inventing Machine: Thomas Edison
Edison is credited for contributing to various inventions, including the phonograph, the kinetoscope, the dictaphone, radio, the electric lamp, the autographic printer, and the tattoo machine.

Radar and Its Applications
Radar is an object detection system which uses radio waves to determine the range, altitude, direction, or speed of objects.

Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams
This is a BBC documentary presented by Professor Simon Schaffer which charts the amazing and untold story of automata - extraordinary clockwork machines designed hundreds of years ago to mimic and recreate life.

The Two-Thousand-Year-Old Computer
Following the efforts of an international team of scientists, the mysteries of the Antikythera Mechanism are uncovered, revealing surprising and awe-inspiring details of the object that continues to mystify.

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
This film reveals the secrets behind the seven monuments of the ancient world, including the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the Lighthouse at Alexandria.

Engineering the Impossible - Egypt
Engineering the Impossible challenges a team of experts to walk in the 'footsteps' of ancient Egypt's master builders.

The Revelation of the Pyramids
Narrated by Brian Cox, Revelation of the Pyramids takes an in-depth look into one of Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramids of Egypt.

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