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Discovery Science to kick off new show ‘Impossible Engineering’

MUMBAI: 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 revolutionized their field.

Premiering on 12 March, Discovery Science’s new series ‘Impossible Engineering’ will discover every Saturday at 10 pm the cutting-edge engineering techniques and the history behind the world’s pioneering mega-structures.

Viewers can witness triumphs of modern engineering such as the Shanghai Tower, the world’s second-tallest building, designed to withstand earthquakes and typhoons. The Kansai International Airport in Japan can withstand destructive natural disasters. The Maglev Shanghai Train is the world’s fastest commercial train that can reach speeds of over 400km/hour – even with leaves on the line.

The building of 3km-long Rion Antirion Bridge in Greece faced may obstacles—not least seismic activity. Viewers can also find out how the Navy’s mammoth HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier was built. This series about breathtaking feats of construction concludes with a climb aboard the four-engine Airbus A380, the largest passenger plane in the world.

Each episode will detail 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.