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Impossible EngineeringThe Falkirk Wheel: The Falkirk wheel is the first and only rotating boat lift, capable of moving 600 tonnes of boat and water over a 25-metre height difference in just minutes. [S,AD]Sun, Apr 11, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringStratolaunch: Stratolaunch is designed to lift rockets, spacecraft and experimental high-speed hypersonic planes into the stratosphere, then release them for their onward journey into space. [S,AD]Sun, Apr 11, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins

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Impossible EngineeringSouth-North Water Diversion: Chinese authorities attempt a huge infrastructure project as they try to move vast amounts of water from the wet south of the country to the dry north. [S,AD]Sat, Apr 10, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins
Impossible Engineering111 W. 57th Street: The skinniest skyscraper on earth is being built in New York City. Can engineers find a way to build this ultra-tall slender building? [S,AD]Sat, Apr 10, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringBeijing Daxing: A look at the Beijing Daxing, set to become the biggest airport in the world, designed to accommodate a staggering 100 million travellers each year. [S]Fri, Apr 9, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins
Impossible EngineeringSupertanker Europe: A look at the world's biggest oil tanker - the mighty Supertanker Europe of the record-breaking TI Class of ship. [S,AD]Fri, Apr 9, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringThe Independent: The Independent, a residential skyscraper in Austin, Texas. At 690ft, it is the tallest building in the city, surpassing the 683ft Austonian, another residential skyscraper. [S,AD]Thu, Apr 8, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins
Impossible EngineeringInfantry Assault: A look at the incredible machines built to get troops directly to the front line, on land, at sea and in the air. [S,AD]Thu, Apr 8, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringBeipanjiang First Bridge: The Beipanjiang First Bridge, the highest bridge on Earth, connecting two communities in China formerly divided by a gorge known as 'the crack in the Earth'. [S,AD]Wed, Apr 7, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins
Impossible EngineeringF35: How in devising the F35 Lightning II, engineers have pushed the boundaries of aviation technology further than ever before and created a revolutionary, fighter aircraft. [S,AD]Wed, Apr 7, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringNATO's AWACs: Nato's Airborne Warning and Control System, a cutting-edge aircraft that enables pilots to spot hostile intrusion as they protect state borders of the countries in the alliance. [S,AD]Tue, Apr 6, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins
Impossible EngineeringBoka Vanguard: The Boka Vanguard, the planet's largest heavy lift ship, capable of carrying the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty at the same time. [S,AD]Tue, Apr 6, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringSeattle's Floating Bridge: A floating bridge in Seattle, one of the longest in the world, intended to connect the growing suburb of Bellevue with the high-tech downtown heart of the city. [S,AD]Mon, Apr 5, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins
Impossible EngineeringWhistler: The construction of Whistler on the Canadian Pacific seaboard, a remote ski resort whose creation was made possible with record-breaking engineering equipment. [S,AD]Mon, Apr 5, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringBluewaters Island: A vast new island in the seas off Dubai, which has been created to house the world's biggest observation wheel - twice the size of the London Eye. [S,AD]Sun, Apr 4, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins
Impossible EngineeringLondon's Super Sewer: A multibillion-pound 32km super sewer under the streets of London, an early sewer system at the Palace of Knossos and a piece of tunnel boring equipment from the past. [S,AD]Sun, Apr 4, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringQinghai-Tibet Railway: A look at the Qinhai-Tibet line, the highest railway in the world, including the engineering challenges faced at high altitude and in bitterly cold temperatures. [S,AD]Sat, Apr 3, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins
Impossible EngineeringBlack Pearl Sailing Yacht: A look onboard the $200million Black Pearl, which is the largest sailing yacht in the world, but has also been built to sail faster than any ship of its size. [S,AD]Sat, Apr 3, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringThe 1,000mph Car: An insight into a team of engineers in Perth's attempts to not only break the 763mph land speed record set back in 1997, but also go past the 1,000mph barrier. [S,AD]Fri, Apr 2, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins
Impossible EngineeringPersonal Jet Suit: A look at the history of personal flight, culminating in Richard Browning and his team of engineers' development of the Gravity Industries Jet Suit. [S,AD]Fri, Apr 2, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringAbrams Tank: How the Abrams Tank, the US Army's biggest land combat vehicle, is constructed, using access to the factory where they are built, as well as their testing grounds. [S,AD]Thu, Apr 1, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins
Impossible EngineeringWonderland Hotel: The InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, a 337-room hotel that burrows 16 stories below ground level, clinging to the cliffs of an abandoned quarry. [S,AD]Thu, Apr 1, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringFord Class Aircraft Carrier: The construction of the cutting-edge Ford class aircraft carriers, the largest warships ever built - almost as long as the Empire State Building is tall. [S,AD]Wed, Mar 31, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins
Impossible EngineeringHudson Yards: The creation of Hudson Yards on Manhattan Island, New York, a construction project built over the tracks and railway sidings of Penn Station - literally in thin air. [S,AD]Wed, Mar 31, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringLondon Array: How a team of intrepid engineers keep the largest offshore wind farm on the planet, the London Array, maintained and producing electricity whatever the weather. [S,AD]Tue, Mar 30, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins
Impossible EngineeringNew Safe Confinement: The incredible efforts to ensure that the temporary fix around the damaged reactor at Chernobyl becomes a permanent solution, known as the New Safe Confinement. [S,AD]Tue, Mar 30, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringThe Perdido Oil Rig: Located in the Gulf of Mexico, Perdido is the world's deepest floating oil platform and is almost as tall as the Eiffel Tower. Hear about its construction. [S,AD]Mon, Mar 29, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins
Impossible EngineeringRecord-Breaking Rollercoaster: Kingda Ka is the world's tallest rollercoaster and the fastest in the US. Hold tight to hear about the mechanics and history behind this attraction. [S,AD]Mon, Mar 29, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringAirlander 10 Airship: It's the world's largest aircraft, with the ability to stay airborne for five days and land anywhere on Earth. Hear the incredible story behind Airlander 10. [S,AD]Sun, Mar 28, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins
Impossible EngineeringTesla Factory: This cutting-edge manufacturing plant in California produces an incredible 2,000 cars each week. So what links some enterprising Venetians to this operation? Find out. [S,AD]Sun, Mar 28, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringLittoral Combat Ships Class: The US Navy's innovative littoral combat ships are the fastest vessels of this type in their fleet. Hear how history's pioneers made them possible. [S,AD]Sat, Mar 27, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins
Impossible EngineeringInternational Space Station: The $150bn ISS is the single most expensive engineering project in history. Hear how Henry Fluess and Dale Reed's work made this endeavour possible. [S,AD]Sat, Mar 27, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringHalley VI Research Station: Learn more about the Halley VI, a futuristic polar research station. Hear how it can withstand the harshest environment on the planet: the South Pole. [S,AD]Fri, Mar 26, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins
Impossible EngineeringTokyo Skytree: The 634m Tokyo Skytree is the world's tallest free-standing tower. How has this incredible structure been built to survive high winds and earthquakes? Find out. [S,AD]Fri, Mar 26, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringCrossrail: London's newest rail network is a project of staggering proportions, with 10,000 personnel working across 40 sites and on 118km of track. Hear the story of Crossrail. [S,AD]Thu, Mar 25, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins
Impossible Engineering500m Aperture Telescope: The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, is the world's largest radio telescope. Hear how history's pioneers made it all possible. [S,AD]Thu, Mar 25, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringThe Pioneering Spirit: The world's largest crane ship, the Pioneering Spirit can install oil pipelines in deep waters. Hear about the cutting-edge technology behind this project. [S,AD]Wed, Mar 24, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins
Impossible EngineeringThe Panama Canal Redevelopment: Opened in 2016, the Panama Canal expansion was an engineering project on a colossal scale. Hear how history's pioneers shaped this modern-day feat. [S,AD]Wed, Mar 24, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringVirginia Class Submarine: The Virginia-class submarine is the most advanced nuclear-powered fast attack submarine ever built for the US Navy. Hear how this 7,800-tonne beast was made. [S,AD]Tue, Mar 23, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins
Impossible EngineeringThe Shard: The Shard became the tallest building in London upon its completion in 2012. Standing over 1,000ft high, hear how this 95-storey skyscraper was conceived and constructed. [S,AD]Tue, Mar 23, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringOasis-Class Cruise Ships: The Oasis-class cruise ships are the largest passenger ships in the world, capable of carrying well over 5,000 travellers. Hear all about their construction. [S,AD]Mon, Mar 22, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins
Impossible EngineeringAT&T Stadium: Home of the Dallas Cowboys, the impressive AT&T Stadium in Texas has a retractable roof and can hold over 100,000 people. Find out how this $1.3bn arena was constructed. [S,AD]Mon, Mar 22, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringMillau Viaduct: The Millau Viaduct is the world's tallest bridge and spans the valley of the River Tarn in southern France. Find out more about this marvel of modern engineering. [S,AD]Sun, Mar 21, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins
Impossible EngineeringThree Gorges Dam: Hear how engineers reshaped a river to accomplish the amazing endeavour that is China's Three Gorges Dam - the world's largest and heaviest concrete structure. [S,AD]Sun, Mar 21, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringOrion Space Craft: NASA's cutting-edge Orion spacecraft is the next big thing in space travel. Hear how developers hope the module will aid human exploration of Mars and of asteroids. [S,AD]Sat, Mar 20, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins
Impossible EngineeringGotthard Tunnel: Opened in 2016, the $10.3bn Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland became the world's longest tunnel. Discover how it was built and its effect on European transit. [S,AD]Sat, Mar 20, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringStratolaunch: Stratolaunch is designed to lift rockets, spacecraft and experimental high-speed hypersonic planes into the stratosphere, then release them for their onward journey into space. [S,AD]Tue, Feb 16, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins
Impossible EngineeringThe Falkirk Wheel: The Falkirk wheel is the first and only rotating boat lift, capable of moving 600 tonnes of boat and water over a 25-metre height difference in just minutes. [S,AD]Tue, Feb 16, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringSouth-North Water Diversion: Chinese authorities attempt a huge infrastructure project as they try to move vast amounts of water from the wet south of the country to the dry north. [S,AD]Mon, Feb 15, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins
Impossible Engineering111 W. 57th Street: The skinniest skyscraper on earth is being built in New York City. Can engineers find a way to build this ultra-tall slender building? [S,AD]Mon, Feb 15, 6:00 AMYesterday70 mins
Impossible EngineeringBeijing Daxing: A look at the Beijing Daxing, set to become the biggest airport in the world, designed to accommodate a staggering 100 million travellers each year. [S,AD]Sat, Feb 13, 2:00 AMYesterday60 mins
Impossible EngineeringSupertanker Europe: A look at the world's biggest oil tanker - the mighty Supertanker Europe of the record-breaking TI Class of ship. [S,AD]Sat, Feb 13, 1:00 AMYesterday60 mins