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The Elegant Solution

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This 13 part series focusing on great engineering achievements throughout history. Filmed in over 20 countries, it reveals engineering as a crucial force in world development and examines the future of engineering by exploring the past and the present.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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NOVA - Secrets of Stonehenge

Dated to the late Stone Age, Stonehenge may be the best-known and most mysterious relic of prehistory. Every year, a million visitors are drawn to England to gaze upon the famous circle of stones, but the monument's meaning has continued to elude us. Now investigations inside and around Stonehenge have kicked off a dramatic new era of discovery and debate over who built Stonehenge and for what purpose.. How did prehistoric people quarry, transport, sculpt, and erect these giant stones? Granted exclusive access to the dig site at Bluestonehenge, a prehistoric stone-circle monument recently discovered about a mile from Stonehenge, NOVA cameras join a new generation of researchers finding important clues to this enduring mystery..
Online
2016; 2010
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Computer and Information Technology [electronic resource]

Anyone who thinks "just working with computers" is the sole focus of the IT industry should realize that working with people is also a major requirement-and a major reward. So says Eric Wellington, dean of the Business and Computer Information System school at Pennsylvania's Delaware County Community College. Wellington offers helpful insight throughout this look at the vocational side of the IT industry, which also features profiles of three IT workers who make comfortable livings after only two years of higher education. Viewers meet Bob, a help desk administrator for Swiss Farms, an innovative retail company; Mike, a system administrator for AWeber Communications; and Joe, a network engineer for Sungard Availability Services. Each describes the job search path that led to a positi [...]
Online
2012
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Advanced Manufacturing and Applied Engineering Technology [electronic resource]

Lasers, robotics, computerized design and drafting-are we talking about what goes on at NASA? A particle physics lab? The kind of place that requires a Ph.D. on your resume? No, this is what students can expect to get involved in after only two years of training for a career in advanced manufacturing or applied engineering technology. Tony Girafalco, executive vice president of the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center in Pennsylvania, describes the opportunities a job seeker can look forward to and how to take advantage of them. Viewers will also draw inspiration from three in-the-field success stories. Alan is an advanced machinist and programmer for The Rodon Group after becoming a certified tool and die maker. Anthony, a 3-D CAD draftsperson for Southco, earned an associat [...]
Online
2012
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Applied Science and Technology [electronic resource]

Jim runs the quality control lab at David Michael and Company, a food flavoring manufacturer. Aliah is a biomedical research technician at The Wistar Institute, a cancer research center in Philadelphia. And Tony, a production mechanic at New Jersey American Water, is the third featured case study in this exploration of applied science and technology jobs. What do all three have in common? They landed their well-paid, technically challenging positions after only two years of instruction-Jim, through an associate's degree study track; Aliah, a biomedical research technician training program; and Tony, a water treatment licensing course following nine years in the Navy. Viewers also meet Kevin Lampe, assistant professor of biotechnology and program coordinator at Montgomery County Commu [...]
Online
2012
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Health Care and Technology [electronic resource]

As executive director of the Life Science Career Alliance, Colleen Hamilton believes that working in health care can "really change people's lives." And although she's well aware of the industry's challenges, Hamilton firmly believes that you don't have to be a doctor or a college-educated researcher to find success in the medical field. This program explores the high-tech side of working in the industry, showing that health care technology jobs are not only fulfilling but also lucrative and challenging. Case studies feature Randy, a certified biomedical equipment technician (or CBET) at New Jersey's Deborah Heart and Lung Center, as well as Luz, a surgical technologist, and Steve, a cath lab technician-both of whom work for Philadelphia's Hahnemann University Hospital. These employe [...]
Online
2012
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Britain's Secret Engineers [electronic resource]

If you need to build a 'top-secret' piece of equipment in the U.K., there's one place many people choose to go: defense contractor QinetiQ. Follow workers at this leading British company on a global journey as they reveal a handful of their secretive projects. Meet the scientists and engineers building robots to defuse Afghanistan's deadly roadside bombs and learn how they're adapting them to help in dangerous civilian situations at home. Find out how British experts are using 'stealth technology' to make wind turbines less visible to radar and, with unprecedented access, follow the engineers racing to get Chinook helicopters ready for front line service-including in Afghanistan.
Online
2010
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How to Build a Nuclear Submarine [electronic resource]

Taking 14 years to design and build and costing around
Online
2010
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How to Build a Jumbo Jet Engine [electronic resource]

A Jumbo Jet Engine is the story of the thousands of people who design, build, and test engines at Rolls-Royce's manufacturing plants in Derby and across the U.K., making Rolls-Royce a central part of life for the people who work there. Exploring some of the astonishing technology behind the engines' advanced components, the BBC documentary program meets the skilled engineers who design and build them, and experience the ups and downs of life on the assembly line.
Online
2010
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Things You Need to Know...About Engineering [electronic resource]

James May uncovers the fascinating science of engineering, giving the real 'nuts and bolts' account of how things really work-from the wheel to the Saturn V rocket. Through animation and motion graphics, James reveals the answers to several questions. How have smart men with spanners managed to change the world? What did steam ever do for us? What is the smartest machine? When can I move to Mars? Learn who has been building skyscrapers for millions of years, what a football has to do with nanotechnology, and how a 180 mph chicken gun and foul-tasting tea can help keep you safe on a plane.
Online
2012
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Modern Marvels: More Engineering Disasters [electronic resource]

Often a huge disaster is traced back to a tiny cause, insignificant in itself but capable of triggering a domino effect. In some cases negligence is responsible for major catastrophes.
Online
1999
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Water Engineering ; Optics

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VHS
1992; 1990
Ivy (By Request)
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TEDTalks: Robin Hanson—What Would Happen If We Upload Our Brains to Computers?

Meet the "ems"—machines that emulate human brains and can think, feel and work just like the brains they're copied from. Futurist and social scientist Robin Hanson describes a possible future when ems take over the global economy, running on superfast computers and copying themselves to multitask, leaving humans with only one choice: to retire, forever. Glimpse a strange future as Hanson describes what could happen if robots ruled the earth.
Online
2018; 2017
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Computer Simulations

Philosopher John Searle points out the difference between computer simulations--be they of the brain or a weather event or an explosion--and the real thing. According to Professor Searle, however closely the simulation comes to approximating the appearance of the original, in the end what a computer simulation does is provide a picture of something, rather than an actual duplicate.
Online
2015; 2011
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TEDTalks: Joseph Redmon—How Computers Learn to Recognize Objects Instantly

Ten years ago, researchers thought that getting a computer to tell the difference between a cat and a dog would be almost impossible. Today, computer vision systems do it with greater than 99 percent accuracy. How? Joseph Redmon works on the YOLO (You Only Look Once) system, an open-source method of object detection that can identify objects in images and video—from zebras to stop signs—with lightning-quick speed. In a remarkable live demo, Redmon shows off this important step forward for applications like self-driving cars, robotics and even cancer detection.
Online
2018; 2017
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MegaWorld: Poland

Poland's long, tumultuous history makes it a fascinating country to visit. Follow a team of detectives in the Sowie Mountains as they try to crack the mystery of a huge underground maze of tunnels built by the Nazis. See bomb disposal experts find and detonate WWII explosives that are still littered throughout the country. Other stories include Poland's rush to complete six new stadiums in time for the Euro 2012 soccer tournament, a company that makes the world's largest luxury catamarans, a trip to Poland's own Hollywood stunt school, and an amazing journey down into a 900 year-old salt mine home to the largest underground cathedral in the world.
Online
2017; 2010
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Beyond Human: Body Electric

The first program looks at miniscule machines that may become part of human bodies: robots coursing through the blood stream to battle cancer cells one on one; virtual vision systems projected directly into the cerebral cortex; or computers designed to interface with nervous systems.
Online
2017; 2001
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Computers and Loss of Privacy- Isaac Asimov (I, Robot)

Author Isaac Asimov talks about the potential for loss of privacy in the age of computers. His greatest fear is that information could be misused to create a kind of tyranny on a grand and frightening scale.
Online
2015; 2011
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The Space Shuttle: Flying for Me

This program is a thrill ride recaputuring the drama and excitement of human space flight, while documenting the achievements of the 30-year Space Shuttle program, including diversity of the astronaut corps, the Hubble Telescope, and the International Space Station.
Online
2017; 2014