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.

Ancient Inventions
This is a BBC documentary series presented by Terry Jones, looking at great inventions of the ancient world and their influences in our modern world.

Ancient Discoveries
This series shows that many inventions which are thought to be modern have ancient roots or in some cases may have been lost and then reinvented.

Leonardo da Vinci
This is a three-part BBC documentary series telling the life story of Leonardo da Vinci who was not only a great artist, but also a great inventor, engineer and anatomist.

Secrets of Lost Empires
This attempts to reveal secrets of ancient architects and engineers through Pharaoh's Obelisk, Easter Island's big statues, Roman public bathhouse, and China's Rainbow bridges.

What the Ancients Did for Us
This is a BBC documentary series presented by Adam Hart-Davis that examines the impact of ancient civilizations on modern society.

Big, Bigger, Biggest
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.

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.

The Virtual Revolution
This is a BBC documentary series presented by Aleks Krotoski, looking at the impact that the World Wide Web has had since its inception 20 years ago.

Download: The True Story of the Internet
This is a documentary TV series presented by John Heilemann, exploring some of historically important aspects of the Internet since the mid-1990s.

Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier
This film presents an in-depth exploration of what it means to be human in a 21st-century digital world.

The Age of Big Data
Horizon meets the people at the forefront of the data revolution, and reveals the possibilities and the promise of the age of big data.

Inside the Mind of Google
Maria Bartiromo takes viewers Inside The Mind of Google for a rare look at the world's most powerful technology company and its crown jewel, the Google Internet search engine.

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!

A Science Odyssey - Bigger, Better, Faster
This program tells the hidden stories behind the major technological innovations of the past hundred years, such as the airplane, automobile, synthetic materials, radio, and the Internet.

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