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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]Sun, Nov 25, 11:10 PMYesterday60 mins

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Impossible EngineeringMaglev Train: Marvel at the sheer brilliance of the Maglev Shanghai Train, the world's fastest commercial train which can reach speeds of over 400km/h - even with leaves on the line. [S,AD]Fri, Nov 16, 9:00 PMYesterday60 mins
Impossible EngineeringKansai Airport: Learn about the ambitious construction of Kansai International Airport in Japan, which is built on a man-made island and can withstand destructive natural disasters. [S,AD]Fri, Nov 9, 9:00 PMYesterday60 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]Fri, Nov 9, 7:00 PMYesterday60 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]Fri, Nov 9, 9:00 AMYesterday60 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, Nov 8, 7:00 PMYesterday60 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, Nov 8, 9:00 AMYesterday60 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, Nov 7, 7:00 PMYesterday60 mins
Impossible EngineeringThe Shanghai Tower: The Shanghai Tower is the world's second tallest building and is designed to withstand earthquakes and typhoons. Learn more about this triumph of engineering. [S,AD]Fri, Nov 2, 9:00 PMYesterday60 mins
Impossible EngineeringRion Antirion Bridge: The building of this 3km-long bridge in Greece faced may obstacles, not least seismic activity. Hear how an improbable feat of engineering was accomplished. [S,AD]Fri, Oct 26, 9:00 PMYesterday60 mins
Impossible EngineeringAircraft Carrier: How on earth was the Navy's mammoth HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier built? Discover the cutting-edge engineering techniques behind this mobile megastructure. [S,AD]Fri, Oct 19, 9:00 PMYesterday60 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]Fri, Oct 19, 7:00 PMYesterday60 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]Thu, Oct 18, 7:00 PMYesterday60 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]Tue, Oct 16, 7:00 PMYesterday60 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]Mon, Oct 15, 7:00 PMYesterday60 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]Thu, Oct 11, 7:00 PMYesterday60 mins
Impossible EngineeringKansai Airport: Learn about the ambitious construction of Kansai International Airport in Japan, which is built on a man-made island and can withstand destructive natural disasters. [S,AD]Mon, Oct 8, 7:00 PMYesterday60 mins
Impossible EngineeringThe Shanghai Tower: The Shanghai Tower is the world's second tallest building and is designed to withstand earthquakes and typhoons. Learn more about this triumph of engineering. [S,AD]Fri, Oct 5, 7:00 PMYesterday60 mins
Impossible EngineeringRion Antirion Bridge: The building of this 3km-long bridge in Greece faced may obstacles, not least seismic activity. Hear how an improbable feat of engineering was accomplished. [S,AD]Thu, Oct 4, 7:00 PMYesterday60 mins
Impossible EngineeringAircraft Carrier: How on earth was the Navy's mammoth HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier built? Discover the cutting-edge engineering techniques behind this mobile megastructure. [S,AD]Wed, Oct 3, 7:00 PMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Mon, Sep 3, 12:00 AMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Thu, Aug 30, 11:00 PMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Thu, Aug 30, 5:00 PMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Wed, Aug 29, 5:00 PMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Wed, Aug 29, 10:00 AMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Tue, Aug 28, 5:00 PMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Tue, Aug 28, 10:00 AMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Mon, Aug 27, 12:00 AMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Sun, Aug 26, 12:00 AMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Fri, Aug 24, 11:00 PMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Fri, Aug 24, 5:00 PMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Fri, Aug 24, 10:00 AMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Thu, Aug 23, 11:00 PMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Thu, Aug 23, 5:00 PMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Thu, Aug 23, 10:00 AMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Wed, Aug 22, 5:00 PMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Wed, Aug 22, 10:00 AMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Tue, Aug 21, 5:00 PMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Tue, Aug 21, 10:00 AMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Mon, Aug 20, 5:00 PMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Mon, Aug 20, 10:00 AMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Mon, Aug 20, 12:00 AMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Sun, Aug 19, 12:00 AMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Fri, Aug 17, 11:00 PMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Fri, Aug 17, 5:00 PMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Fri, Aug 17, 10:00 AMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Thu, Aug 16, 11:00 PMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Thu, Aug 16, 5:00 PMYesterday60 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. [AD,S]Thu, Aug 16, 10:00 AMYesterday60 mins
Impossible EngineeringAirbus: Learn more about breathtaking feats of construction in this illuminating series. Climb aboard the four-engine Airbus A380, the largest passenger plane in the world. [AD,S]Wed, Aug 15, 5:00 PMYesterday60 mins
Impossible EngineeringAirbus: Learn more about breathtaking feats of construction in this illuminating series. Climb aboard the four-engine Airbus A380, the largest passenger plane in the world. [AD,S]Wed, Aug 15, 10:00 AMYesterday60 mins