Learn Through Videos: Engineering

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

Brave New World with Stephen Hawking
This is a documentary series narrated by Stephen Hawking, globally exploring the scientific breakthroughs that are transforming our lives in the 21st century.

Inventions that Changed the World
This is a BBC documentary series presented by Jeremy Clarkson, looking at some of the inventions that helped to shape the modern world.

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.

Clive Sinclair, the Anatomy of an Inventor
This film presents a profile of noted inventor Clive Sinclair with his family and colleagues reminiscing and analyzing his successes and failures.

Bill Gates: How a Geek Changed the World
This presents the definitive profile of Bill Gates as he embarks on his latest challenge: giving away the billions he's amassed.

Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy
This is a BBC documentary looking at how Steve Jobs had propelled Apple from his parents' garage to one of the biggest corporations in the world.

Smartest Machine on Earth
"Watson," an IBM computing system, is gearing up for a first-of-its-kind challenge - taking on human contestants on the game show Jeopardy!

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

Stuff: A Horizon Guide to Materials
Engineer Jem Stansfield looks back through the Horizon archives to find out how scientists have come to understand and manipulate the materials that built the modern world.

How It Works (BBC Documentary)
This is a BBC documentary series presented by Professor Mark Miodownik, revealing the secret alchemy of material science - how we transform materials, and materials transform the world.

Big, Bigger, Biggest (Season 1)
This is a four-part documentary series exploring the engineering breakthroughs behind the world's biggest structures - Burj Dubai, USS Nimitz, Japan's Akashi Bridge, and London Heathrow Airport.

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

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.

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.

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.

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