7.4
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Impossible Engineering

Impossible Engineering

Science 2015

Impossible Engineering looks at the history of pioneering modern-day mega structures. Behind every seemingly impossible marvel of modern engineering is a cast of historic trailblazers who designed new building techniques, took risks on untested materials and revolutionised their field.It is a tribute to their achievements. Each episode details how giant structures, record-beating buildings, and the world’s most cutting-edge ships, trains and planes are built and work using 3D graphics, archive and specially shot footage. As this series revels in these modern day creations, it leaps back in time to recount the stories of the exceptional engineers whose technological advances made it all possible.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Impossible Engineering

Impossible Engineering - S1E4

#1 - Ultimate Airport (Season 1 - Episode 4)

The Kansai International Airport in Osaka Bay, Japan, is built on the largest man-made island in the world. Discover how engineers built an artificial island on top of clay seabed.

The episode was rated 8.27 from 30 votes.

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Impossible Engineering - S5E6

#2 - Underwater Mega Tower (Season 5 - Episode 6)

One of the most cutting-edge buildings in the world is a 16-story hotel built on the cliffs of an abandoned quarry, and using the latest science and tech, engineers race to build this innovative mega-structure with two underwater floors.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 19 votes.

Impossible Engineering - S2E4

#3 - World's Most Powerful Dam (Season 2 - Episode 4)

A look at how engineers reshaped a river to build China's Three Gorges Dam, the largest and heaviest concrete structure on earth.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 44 votes.

Impossible Engineering - S5E4

#4 - Skyscrapers of the Deep (Season 5 - Episode 4)

To build the London Array, the world's biggest offshore wind farm, engineers and builders brave the deadly waters of the North Sea; using the latest science and tech, these innovators construct 175 towering turbines that can withstand the most hellish conditions.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 17 votes.

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Impossible Engineering - S1E6

#5 - World's Largest Plane (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Examine the Airbus A380 inside and out, and uncover how its engineers redefined the limits of modern aviation.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 28 votes.

Impossible Engineering - S1E5

#6 - World's Fastest Train (Season 1 - Episode 5)

The Shanghai Maglev is the fastest passenger train in operation in the world. Uncover how engineers are able to design a train that could levitate, and reach a remarkable top speed of 268 mph.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 36 votes.

Impossible Engineering - S5E5

#7 - The Real Iron Man Suit (Season 5 - Episode 5)

An ambitious team of engineers has created an Iron Man-like jet suit that can propel the user over 30 miles per hour, and using cutting-edge technology, these visionaries have made dreams of the distant future a reality.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 14 votes.

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Impossible Engineering - S5E1

#8 - Chernobyl's Toughest Fix (Season 5 - Episode 1)

The Chernobyl disaster created one of the world's deadliest places, and as the temporary fix around the damaged reactor begins to fail, engineers race to build a cutting-edge structure to contain the contamination that could threaten the world.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 17 votes.

Impossible Engineering - S2E2

#9 - World's Tallest Bridge (Season 2 - Episode 2)

How did engineers build the tallest bridge on the planet? As tall as a skyscraper, the Millau Viaduct braves deadly wind speeds over an immense abyss, and we go inside the story behind this modern wonder.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 33 votes.

Impossible Engineering - S9E2

#10 - World’s Greatest Waterworks (Season 9 - Episode 2)

Engineers in China are constructing the largest and most ambitious water transfer project in human history, defying nature to move vast quantities of water from the south to the dry north in Beijing, all without the use of pumping stations.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 15 votes.

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Impossible Engineering - S7E8
#11 - Conquering Avalanche Country
7.80
Season 7 - Episode 8

Deadly avalanches and catastrophic flooding are ever-present threats at one of the world's busiest ski resorts, but new technology and cutting-edge construction methods help engineers conquer the elements to keep this mountain-top getaway safe.

The episode was rated from 20 votes.
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Impossible Engineering - S2E3
#12 - Ultimate Football Stadium
7.77
Season 2 - Episode 3

The AT&T Stadium in Texas is home to the Dallas Cowboys and the world's largest retractable roof. This $1.2 billion stadium can house over 100,000 fans, and we'll go inside how this engineering feat was built.

The episode was rated from 31 votes.
Impossible Engineering - S6E2
#13 - The Trains That Built America
7.76
Season 6 - Episode 2

The first railroads in the United States were engineering marvels built to conquer America's deadliest places. Using cutting-edge science, engineers and builders changed the nation by connecting the California frontier with the rest of the country.

The episode was rated from 17 votes.
Impossible Engineering - S7E7
#14 - World's Highest Bridge
7.75
Season 7 - Episode 7

The world's highest bridge impossibly spans an 1,800-foot chasm known as the Crack in the Earth, and to build this engineering marvel, experts use cutting-edge construction technology that can conquer the deadly cliffs of this rugged environment.

The episode was rated from 20 votes.
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Impossible Engineering - S2E7
#15 - U.S. Navy's Super Submarine
7.73
Season 2 - Episode 7

Virginia 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.

The episode was rated from 33 votes.
Impossible Engineering - S9E4
#16 - Titan on the Water
7.73
Season 9 - Episode 4

A cutting-edge engineering marvel can lift boats and water to astonishing heights, and its advanced design makes it the first and only construction of its kind; behind-the-scenes access shows how it works.

The episode was rated from 11 votes.
Impossible Engineering - S7E6
#17 - Spy Plane Declassified
7.68
Season 7 - Episode 6

A state-of-the-art NATO airplane is one of the most complex surveillance tools in the world. Special access inside the behemoth reveals how cutting-edge engineering and a hi-tech midair refueling system helps its crew defend against security threats.

The episode was rated from 22 votes.
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Impossible Engineering - S10E10
#18 - US Combat Helicopter
7.67
Season 10 - Episode 10

The V-22 Osprey is a revolutionary feat of aviation engineering that combines the speed and range of an airplane with the landing versatility of a helicopter, allowing the US military to transport troops and cargo into seemingly impossible locations.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.
Impossible Engineering - S1E3
#19 - Skyscraper of the Future
7.64
Season 1 - Episode 3

Soaring over 2,000 feet into the sky, the Shanghai Tower is the second tallest building in the world, and a futuristic engineering marvel. Discover how cutting-edge technology means that the building's occupants will never feel it sway.

The episode was rated from 39 votes.
Impossible Engineering - S10E8
#20 - US Military Hovercraft
7.64
Season 10 - Episode 8

The US military's most advanced hovercraft, Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC), represents the next generation of amphibious transport vehicles; using the latest in cutting-edge tech, it's designed to carry the heaviest cargo into locations that were previously impossible to reach.

The episode was rated from 11 votes.
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Last updated: nov 04, 2022

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Season listings seem to be all wrong with duplicate episodes in seasons 2, 3 and 4 ?

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