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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]Thu, Oct 22, 3:00 PMYesterday60 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]Fri, Oct 23, 1:00 AMYesterday60 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]Fri, Oct 23, 2:00 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. [S,AD]Fri, Oct 23, 3:00 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 26, 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]Mon, Oct 26, 7:10 AMYesterday50 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]Mon, Oct 26, 3:00 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]Tue, Oct 27, 12:50 AMYesterday60 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 27, 1:50 AMYesterday70 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]Tue, Oct 27, 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]Tue, Oct 27, 7:10 AMYesterday50 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]Wed, Oct 28, 3:00 PMYesterday60 mins

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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]Thu, Oct 22, 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]Thu, Oct 22, 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]Thu, Oct 22, 2:00 AMYesterday60 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]Thu, Oct 22, 1:00 AMYesterday60 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]Wed, Oct 21, 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]Wed, Oct 21, 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]Tue, Oct 20, 3:00 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]Mon, Oct 19, 3:00 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]Mon, Oct 19, 1:40 AMYesterday55 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]Mon, Oct 19, 12:40 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. [S,AD]Sun, Oct 18, 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]Sun, Oct 18, 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]Fri, Oct 16, 3:00 PMYesterday60 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, Oct 16, 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]Fri, Oct 16, 1:00 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. [S,AD]Thu, Oct 15, 3:00 PMYesterday60 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]Thu, Oct 15, 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]Thu, Oct 15, 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, Oct 15, 2:00 AMYesterday60 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, Oct 15, 1:00 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. [S,AD]Wed, Oct 14, 3:00 PMYesterday60 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]Wed, Oct 14, 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]Wed, Oct 14, 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, Oct 14, 2:00 AMYesterday60 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, Oct 14, 1:00 AMYesterday60 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, Oct 13, 3:00 PMYesterday60 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]Tue, Oct 13, 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]Tue, Oct 13, 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, Oct 13, 2:00 AMYesterday60 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, Oct 13, 1:00 AMYesterday60 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, Oct 12, 3:00 PMYesterday60 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]Mon, Oct 12, 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]Mon, Oct 12, 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]Mon, Oct 12, 1:45 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]Mon, Oct 12, 12:40 AMYesterday65 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]Sun, Oct 11, 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]Sun, Oct 11, 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]Sun, Oct 11, 2:00 AMYesterday60 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]Sun, Oct 11, 1:00 AMYesterday60 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]Sat, Oct 10, 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]Sat, Oct 10, 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]Sat, Oct 10, 2:00 AMYesterday60 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]Sat, Oct 10, 1:00 AMYesterday60 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]Fri, Oct 9, 3:00 PMYesterday60 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]Fri, Oct 9, 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]Fri, Oct 9, 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]Fri, Oct 9, 2:00 AMYesterday60 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]Fri, Oct 9, 1:00 AMYesterday60 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]Thu, Oct 8, 3:00 PMYesterday60 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]Thu, Oct 8, 7:10 AMYesterday50 mins