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  • ENGINEERING CONNECTIONS

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How did a birdcage lead to the building of Taipei 101? Richard Hammond makes the connections.

TV's Richard Hammond travels the world to reveal the simple, yet effective secrets that make them tick and how they owe their existence to things as diverse as a birdcage and a bicycle pump.

From the bottom of the ocean to infinity and beyond, the sky's not the limit for this intrepid host as he gets under the skin of: the Airbus A380 in France, Taipei 101 in Taiwan, the Keck Observatory in Hawaii and the incredible Troll-A gas platform off the coast of Norway.

AIRBUS A380: BIG BIRD
Nicknamed the Superjumbo, the Airbus A380 passenger airliner is the largest in history. It's packed with cutting-edge technology but owes its very existence to the most unlikely connections – a Mongolian bow and a 19th century rocket.

TAIPEI 101: SIZE IS IMPORTANT
Heading to Taipei, Richard discovers the secrets of...
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