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  • ENGINEERING CONNECTIONS S2

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Richard Hammond discovers the startling Engineering Connections behind the world's most ambitious engineering projects: Wembley, the world's most expensive stadium; Sydney's iconic Opera House; the Royal Navy's aircraft carrier, HMS Illustrious; the Millau Viaduct in France, the tallest road bridge in the world; Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum, hailed as the greatest building of our time and Hong Kong's International Airport, one of the busiest in the world, sited on its own specially created island. Hammond discovers hidden deep in their DNA an amazing range of unexpected ideas and legacies - spanning right across history and originating from every corner of the globe. Through large-scale demonstrations he investigates the crucial technology that makes these structures possible. By blowing up a boat he shows how a hearing aid can protect a ship from a mine.  How did a Cold War spy bug...

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