Modern Marvels

HISTORY CHANNEL – Saturdays from 9 July, 5.30pm

The longest running series on the history of technology, Modern Marvels covers some of the world’s most amazing architectural and engineering structures, scientific discoveries and social wonders. These are the stories of the visionaries who believed in their dreams and defied the commonplace with their extraordinary creations. Episodes this month include: Built To Last, Mega Store, Packaging, More Candy, Secret Underground and U.S. Trucking

HISTORY CHANNEL – Weeknights from Tuesday 8 June, 5.30pm

The longest running series on the history of technology, Modern Marvels covers some of the world’s most amazing architectural and engineering structures, scientific discoveries and social wonders. These are the stories of the visionaries who believed in their dreams and defied the commonplace with their extraordinary creations. This series looks at bullets, fire, heavy metal, iron, jet engines and trucks.

The History Channel – Friday 16 May, 7.30pm

The legendary blade of the samurai warrior, with an edge sharp enough to sever a man’s arm in a single swipe; knives that can devour entire trees to wood chips in seconds, industrial shredder blades capable of gobbling anything from a sofa to a fridge, the scalpels in the operating room, the razor in your bathroom, the chef’s knife in your kitchen, and the precise slicing power of laser and plasma.

The History Channel – Thursday 10 April, 8.30pm

By the spring of 1942, Hitler had made a fortress of Europe, and the Allies began to plan the biggest invasion in military history. The history altering success of the D-Day invasion depended on innovative engineering and technological advances. D-Day Tech is the story of those scientific and mechanical breakthroughs.