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Lacques, Anthony

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Modern marvels( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how air, water, earth, and fire are transformed into clean, reliable sources of heat, electricity, and even automobile fuel. Looks at a solar roof implementation by FedEx at a regional sort facility in Oakland, Calif., a wind power project in central New York using fewer, larger turbines, and the widespread use of geothermal energy in Iceland. Visits Lovecraft Biofuels in Los Angeles, an auto repair shop that converts diesel car and truck engines to run on one hundred percent vegetable oil. Examines the potential use of hydropower from ocean tides, such as tidal barrages, as well as a tidal stream (or flow) power project off the shore of England that uses propeller-like turbines to capture the kinetic power of underwater currents
Ben Franklin tech( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video explores Ben Franklin's inventions and provides the facts and myths behind his many scientific breakthroughs
Renewable energy by Tom Trikojus( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover how air, water, and fire are being harnessed. See what is happening with solar, geothermal, and tidal power. From tried-and-true methods to those in the experimental stage, discover which ones may be utilized on a mass scale in the near future. Meet the scientists, politicians, and engineers that are at the forefront of research, development, and implementation. Learn what may be in store for the rest of the 21st Century
The best of Modern marvels( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive 14-disc collector's set features the most popular episodes of the groundbreaking Modern marvels series and covers a broad range of technological breakthroughs and advancements. From environmental catastrophes like the Salton Sea to military blunders like Patriot missle errors, from subway tunnel cave-ins to oil tanker spills, these shows outline in intricate detail the devastating effect of technology gone awry. There is also a complete special on the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina
Cotton by Oakland Schools( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks into the history of cotton, a product used in hundreds of different products
Modern marvels( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the prairies of Saskatchewan to a Manhattan skyscraper, explore the 21st century's cutting-edge green technologies taking on our most daunting environmental crisis, from global warming and deforestation to nuclear waste and resource scarcity
Engineering disasters 6( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes an in-depth look at the modern era's most complex, deadly, and controversial engineering failures. Stories include; the Marines' AV-8 Harrier "jump jet"; Ford Explorer/Firestone rollovers; the fire on the Piper Alpha offshore oil rig; the derailment of a high-speed train in Eschede, Germany in 1998; and computer errors that have brought the world to the brink of accidental nuclear war
Modern marvels( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From diamonds to daffodils, from pencils to space shuttles, carbon is at the heart of almost everything beautiful, useful and necessary on Earth. It is the chemical foundation of life and of modern technology. Carbon burns hotter, cuts deeper, insulates more thoroughly and absorbs more fully than any other material. See why carbon is the key both in heavy-duty industries as well as everyday objects like the graphite pencil and the charcoal water filter
Doomsday tech 1( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doomsday threats range from very real (nuclear arsenals) to controversial (global warming) to futuristic (nanotechnology, cyborgs, and robots). We witness amazing applications in the works, wonder at the limitless promise, and hear warnings of a possible nano-doomsday, with tiny, out-of-control machines devouring everything around them. Despite the Cold War's end, we live under the shadow of nuclear weapons, arms races, and accidental launches. Next, we stir up a hotter topic--the connection between global warming and fossil fuels--and ask if they're cooking up a sudden, new Ice Age. And we examine 21st-century technologies that typify the dual-edged sword of Doomsday Tech with massive potential for both creation and destruction--nanotechnology (engineering on a tiny scale), robotics, and cybernetics
Modern marvels( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the evolution of the beer-maker's art from prehistoric times to today's cutting-edge craft breweries. Examines evidence of ancient brews in the near east, Finland and China. Discusses how beer played such an important role in both the everyday and ceremonial life of ancient Egypt. Shows how brewmasters have recreated a 2,700 year old recipe for suds at the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Engineering disasters( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary covering the collapse of the KBLY radio tower, the Cypress Street Viaduct, and the Buffalo Creek Dam; the Exxon Valdez oil spill; and the Lake Peigneur disaster; all highlighting the engineering defects that were responsible
Modern Marvels: Cotton DVD( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks into the history of cotton, a product used in hundreds of different products
Paint( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Go beneath the surface of this ubiquitous cover to explore its many near-miraculous qualities. From the Impressionist canvas to the Space Shuttle ... from customized hotrods to the brilliant orange hue of the Golden Gate Bridge or tiny electronic devices--paint is one of our most ubiquitous products. And paint adds more than just color. As MODERN MARVELS reveals, paint can be a crucial engineering element, protecting ships from water corrosion, stovetops from heat, and the Stealth Bomber from radar detection. In homes and businesses, it provides a balanced spectrum of light and protects surfaces from wear. This colorful hour reveals how this marvel of chemistry and engineering is made, and how it is applied. Come see what's beneath the surface as we reveal one of man's most ingenious methods of defeating the elements and adding spice to life!
Modern marvels Paint( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paint can be a crucial engineering element, protecting ships from water corrosion, stovetops from heat, and the Stealth Bomber from radar detection. In homes and businesses, it provides a balanced spectrum of light and protects surfaces from wear. See how the ancients created pigments and examine the most sophisticated formulas of today
Modern marvels( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shoddy workmanship, bad planning, and poor research combine in these tales of technological woe
More gadgets( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zippo lighters, transistor radios and the safety razor are among the humble but influential inventions chronicled here
The 2012 anthology( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[More doomsday tech] The second installment examines more threats--both natural and manmade--that may endanger civilization. From the far reaches of space to tiny viruses, doomsday sources are many. But so are the technologies used to keep doomsday at bay. Asteroid henters demonstrate the Near Earth Asteroid Tracking program and methods being developed to destroy earth-aimed asteroids. Then, it's onto bioterrorism's sinister technologies--how highly virulent agents like smallpox and plague can be weaponized. Next, we learn how vulnerable the nation's computers are to cyber-terror. Finally, we visit the controversial world of biotechnology."--Container
More doomsday tech( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What would it take to destroy life on earth? Is it even possible? What level of devastation would it take to destroy human society? From the far reaches of space to tiny viruses, there are many potential doomsday sources. Large asteroids have hit our planet before and likely will again. Experts demonstrate the Near Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) program and methods being developed to destroy those that might strike earth. Then, it's on to bioterrorism's sinister technologies--highly virulent agents like smallpox and plague which can be weaponized. Next, an ex-hacker turned cyber-security expert shows how vulnerable the nation's computers are to cyberterror. Finally, examine the controversial world of biotechnology. Could genetically engineered crops backfire? Does a brave new world of genetically selected beings loom in our not-so-distant future?
Aswan dam( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive chronicle of the building of the Aswan Dam
Creatures inside us( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Creatures Inside Us' is a fascinating one-off documentary exploring the human body. Currently, there are 100 trillion life forms in residence on you, and inside you. You are like a planet teeming with life. Many of these creatures are microbes and are, in fact, essential at keeping you alive. How is that possible? Who are these microbes that call your body home? 'Creatures Inside Us' is an intriguing voyage into a world that is as fascinating as it is hidden, as crucial as it is mysterious: the Planet Human"--Discovery Science website
 
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