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  • Dubai's Dream Palace show

    Dubai's Dream Palace

    With its oil reserves dwindling, Dubai switches its sights to tourism, building the Burj al Arab, a 60-storey hotel in the...

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  • Air Propelled Sandwich show

    Air Propelled Sandwich

    This time the Planet Mechanics are tackling one of the world’s biggest problems, traffic pollution.

    (02:12)
  • Heart of the Problem show

    Heart of the Problem

    The next morning, and the whole bike has to be stripped down to get to the heart of the problem.

    (02:55)
  • Eco Workshop show

    Eco Workshop

    The next morning and the Planet Mechanics’ eco-workshop is up and running. Dick and Jem are in the south of England on their...

    (02:52)
  • Air Powered Moped show

    Air Powered Moped

    So they’re building a moped powered by fresh air. They’ll replace the petrol engine with an air motor and the gas tanks...

    (02:55)
  • The Ultimate Test show

    The Ultimate Test

    Fortunately they still have the oil they made earlier. So it’s time for the ultimate test: will that oil fire up the grain...

    (01:47)
  • Scrap Lawnmower show

    Scrap Lawnmower

    To drive the press, they’re salvaging this scrap lawnmower and will convert its petrol engine to run on biogas.

    (02:57)
  • A Need for Speed show

    A Need for Speed

    The solar-powered taxi takes forty minutes to travel from Certosa to the heart of Venice. Taking its time is fine for tourists...

    (03:00)
  • Sanpierotta show

    Sanpierotta

    Alberto wants to base their water taxi on one of the boats that was made in his boatyard. He’s lending them a traditional...

    (02:51)
  • Motor Boats show

    Motor Boats

    Dick and Jem travel to Italy to take on one of the world’s most polluting forms of transport -motor boats.

    (02:43)
  • No Room for Error show

    No Room for Error

    First off, the wind turbine blades. With each of them needing to be just over a meter long, equally balanced, perfectly...

    (03:00)
  • Reconnaissance Mission show

    Reconnaissance Mission

    Having agreed that wind and water are the most promising elements in this inhospitable landscape, it’s time for a...

    (02:47)
  • Solar Paella show

    Solar Paella

    Dick and Jem take on their most ambitious challenge yet. They plan to harness the power of our planet’s biggest natural...

    (01:53)
  • High Spinning Windmill show

    High Spinning Windmill

    Dick’s also got a mechanical mountain to climb. He’s got a few short days to manufacture a high spinning windmill.

    (02:50)
  • Hi-Tech Lab show

    Hi-Tech Lab

    Jem is finally beginning to realize the enormity of the challenge he’s set himself. Stirling engines are usually built in...

    (04:55)
  • Stirling Engine show

    Stirling Engine

    In theory a Stirling engine can be an extremely quiet efficient way of converting heat into movement, and if that heat is...

    (02:50)
  • Diesel Pump show

    Diesel Pump

    Antonio draws drinking water using an antiquated fume belching diesel pump. It’s not exactly environmentally friendly and...

    (02:55)
  • Sunseekers show

    Sunseekers

    Our eco-engineers are seeking out sunshine and they’ve certainly arrived in the right place – Andalucia, the most...

    (02:55)
  • Super Pipeline show

    Super Pipeline

    Robots toiled 3km under the sea to build the longest sub-sea pipeline in the world, connecting the UK and Norway.

    (00:36)
  • South Africa's Building Site show

    South Africa's Building Site

    See how South Africa's landscape changed in the build up to the 2010 World Cup.

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