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  • A man watching fire come out of a cylinder. Caption: Goddard thinks he finally has his fuel.

    The roaring '20s marked a decade of unprecedented prosperity. It's no wonder the inventions that defined the 1920s are all about entertainment and convenience. Motion picture and television are two of the greatest inventions since sliced bread - both of which were invented during this time. Other inventions featured include the rocket, the lie detector, and Einstein's refrigerator.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Person signing into an old microphone. Spanish captions.

    Learn the story behind the steam engine, electricity, and other important inventions. From the Kool Books series narrated by Hector Bonilla.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Two people in lab coats. Caption: His electrode is doing exactly the job it's supposed to.

    The last decade of the 20th Century sets us on course for the next 100 years. With inventions like Global Positioning Satellites and The Hubble Space Telescope, the inventions of the 1990s help us see where we've been and where we're going. Additional inventions include: the wind up radio, camera phone, the Mars Pathfinder, and the neurotropic electrode.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • A train in a subway station. Caption: the subway uses electricity to keep rolling.

    The Timeblazers go on an adventure through the ages to see how inventions are born and how each one-big or small- has the potential to significantly alter the course of history. For example, if it hadn't been for the invention of the primitive "wheel," the locomotive wouldn't have been invented. And without the locomotives, highways, overpasses, underpasses, on ramps, off ramps, traffic lights, rules of the road, or brakes wouldn't have been invented!

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Person with a complex arrangement of wires and electronics partially assembled. Caption: Next, Ralph constructs an actual game box,

    The inventions of the 1960s were all about transforming science fiction into fact. Robots, satellites and a trip to the moon help make what was once only fantasy, become a reality. Featured inventions include: the Lunar Lander, weather satellites, video game consoles, Tasers, and industrial robots.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Two people getting into the passenger and driver side of a black vehicle. Caption: (narrator) He's built a hybrid gas/electric vehicle

    This decade is best remembered for disco and Watergate. But the inventions in the 1970s mark the beginning of the digital age to come. Featured inventions include: cell phones, the bomb disposal robot, Post It Note, hybrid cars, and digital cameras.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Black and white photograph of a rocket-like object on its side in an industrial area. Caption: Sputnik heads for the launchpad,

    Welcome to the decade of Rock 'n Roll, drive-ins and McCarthyism. An America flush with cash and terrified of the "Red Menace" defines the inventions of the 1950s. Featured inventions include: the transistor radio, Sputnik, the flight data recorder, the Breath-a-Lyzer, and the hovercraft.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Black and white photograph of an early plane with a person standing next to it. Caption: That first motorized flight lasts only 12 seconds,

    The decade that kicked off the 20th Century was responsible for two inventions that helped define the next 100 years. The airplane and the radio set the planet on a course to becoming truly a global village. Featured inventions include: the radio, the airplane, the disposable razor, the air conditioner, and the vacuum cleaner.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Graphic of a large ocean liner moving towards an iceberg. Caption: will reveal how far away the object is.

    The decade saw The Great War, The Flu Epidemic and the Titanic disaster. Ten years into the 20th Century and the world is grappling with some serious growing pains. In a decade racked by conflict, there were inventions that made the world both safer and infinitely more dangerous. Featured inventions include: the parachute, the gas mask, the toaster, the Tommy Gun, and sonar.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Forklift with a pallet carrying bags of Tidy Cat in a warehouse full of similar pallets. Caption: Soon he's exporting Kitty Litter all around the world.

    It was a decade of big bands and big bangs. During the Second World War, the 1940s bring some of the greatest inventions of all time. And in the peaceful years that followed, all that inventing know-how would carry on in ways never imagined. Featured inventions include: the jet engine, the computer, the microwave oven, kitty litter, and the Crash Test Dummy.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • A clear glass tube with a flat object inside. On the bottom it is encased in metal with prongs so that it can plug into something. Caption: Through trial and error, he creates one small vacuum tube

    In a decade dominated by the Great Depression, the inventors of the 1930s were desperately trying to make a living. They come up with some simple yet ingenious inventions that are still practical necessities in our fast-paced life. Featured inventions include: the helicopter, xerography, the parking meter, the walkie talkie, and the electric guitar.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Map of the United States with locations highlighted on the east and west coasts as well as the area directly between. Caption: It's a primitive forerunner to the Internet.

    It's the decade of Ronald Reagan and Margret Thatcher; cold war and glasnost; big beats, big hair and fashions that seemed like a good idea at the time. The inventions of the 1980s have people looking inward at DNA and outward to the far reaches of space. Featured inventions include: the internet, DNA profiling, the nicotine patch, MIR Space Station, and the endoscopy capsule.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Magnified view of roughly cube shaped object with a textured surface. Caption: (narrator) This is how one tiny grain of pollen looks

    Gives a general introduction to microscopes, a device invented 400 years ago. Begins with a simple magnifying glass and moves to the optical, confocal, electron, scanning electron, and the scanning tunneling microscopes. Shows that each one "sees" with increasing detail. The microscope opens invisible worlds and aids scientists in improving ours.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Computer screen showing pitch and frequency of soundwave. Spanish captions.

    Great inventions exist in the world of audio and music: stereo, surround sound, and holophonics, all known as 3D sounds. Although holophonics can be confused with surround sound because it tries to create a surrounding with sounds from different sources, holophonics have a completely different system and are only emitted through a stereo system, which when used with headphones and creates a sense of three-dimensionality.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Person at a computer screen which displays a three-rotor windmill. Caption: Build it out of a super strong nickel alloy.

    In this episode, Mo Rocca explores how teen inventors are out to stop distracted driving, and learns how Thomas Edison’s inventions are still making us look all look like slackers. Then, he explores the invasion of the drones and windmills the size of fleas that have the potential to revolutionize electric power.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Glass beaker with a hand holding a clear rod to the bottom of the beaker. A bright light emanates from the bottom of the beaker. Caption: and moved into the modern age of chemistry.

    Beginning with Alchemy's attempt to find the recipe for gold, scientists have strived to unearth the basic building blocks of our world. These building blocks became smaller and smaller as scientists including Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein studied the world. From elements, to the atom, to subatomic particles, the study of our natural world has led to inventions both deadly and fantastic, including X-Rays, MRIs, calculus, and the atomic bomb.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Person holding a shoe. Spanish captions.

    Throughout history, Soccer has united all the numerous countries and communities in a single festivity. While soccer has a long history and tradition, the sport also embraces technology to keep it at the forefront of the sporting world.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Person riding a motorcycle. Spanish captions.

    Host Nerdo Cavernas visits the MotoPark XRP and explores the world of the motorcycle. The motorcycle industry has seen numerous advances over the years and has evolved into a profitable industry with great appeal to various outing options.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Several keyboards from different eras. Spanish captions.

    Information and Communication Technologies, known as ICT's make reference to electronic devices used for specific communication purposes, for example: television, radio, Internet, cell phone, iPhone, iPod, computer and other technological innovations that are part of the information culture.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Cartoon character standing next to a drawing of an African American man. Caption: I was just reading about Garrett Morgan.

    February is Black History Month. Marvie is learning about different African-American inventors, and she is inspired to invent something new. Part of the "Marvie" series.

    (Source: DCMP)



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