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Episodes 42

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Treasures of the Earth: Power

Drill underground to see the treasures that power our world—today and into the future.

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Treasures of the Earth: Power

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Treasures of the Earth: Metals

What is it about the nature of metals that have made them a pillar of human civilization?

53:40

Treasures of the Earth: Metals

53:40

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Treasures of the Earth: Gems

What processes in the depths of the Earth forge beautiful and precious stones?

53:40

Treasures of the Earth: Gems

53:40

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Super Tunnel

Join engineers as they build a massive new railway deep beneath the streets of London.

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Super Tunnel

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Clips 225

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Holocaust Survival Tale: Abe

In Lithuania during WWII, Abe Gol’s father led Jewish prisoners in a tunnel escape.

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Holocaust Survival Tale: Abe

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Holocaust Survival Tale: Esia

Esia Friedman tells the story of how her family made it through the Holocaust alive.

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Holocaust Survival Tale: Esia

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Holocaust Survival Tale: Haim

Zalman Matzkin narrowly escaped the Holocaust in Lithuania, managing to build a new life.

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Holocaust Survival Tale: Haim

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Holocaust Survival Tale: Hana

Hana Amir describes her father escaping the Holocaust through a tunnel he helped to dig.

7:50

Holocaust Survival Tale: Hana

7:50

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Saving Jewish History

Jewish scholars in Lithuania risked death in WWII to save their literature from the Nazis.

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Saving Jewish History

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Nuestro Mundo de Origami

La biologia y el mundo físico al nuestro alrededor parecen estar gobernados por origami.

1:54

Nuestro Mundo de Origami

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The Battery That Won't Explode

Mike Zimmerman’s battery endures abuse at the hands of David Pogue.

2:06

The Battery That Won't Explode

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Our Origami World

Biology and the physical world around us appear to be governed by origami-like patterns.

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Our Origami World

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Previews 173

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Holocaust Escape Tunnel PBS Preview

At ground zero for the final solution, scientists uncover a story of hope and bravery.

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Holocaust Escape Tunnel PBS Preview

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Building Chernobyl's MegaTomb

Engineers race to build a massive dome to contain the crumbling remains of the reactor.

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Building Chernobyl's MegaTomb

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Holocaust Escape Tunnel Preview

At ground zero for the final solution, scientists uncover a story of hope and bravery.

0:30

Holocaust Escape Tunnel Preview

0:30

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Why Trains Crash Preview

Can new crash prevention technology help us avoid deadly train accidents?

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Why Trains Crash Preview

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