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Inventions That Shook The World

From the airplane to the DNA fingerprint, science, history and pop culture come under the spotlight in this thrilling chronicle of the 20th century's greatest inventions. This fascinating series takes viewers on a decade-by-decade voyage of discovery through life-changing inventions; like the radio that made the world smaller; the machine gun that made it more dangerous; or the parking metre that made it more expensive. Meet the brilliant, often quirky minds that bring the inventions to life including the smartest man on the planet and the high school dropout everyone took for a fool. And then there were the not-so-great . . .
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Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013 - 9:00 PM    "The 1910's" Saving lives and taking lives are the hallmarks of this decade. The umbrella supplies the inspiration for a new device that lets airplane pilots parachute to safety. Sonar navigation comes to the aid of ships at sea; and a garment manufacturer develops the first safety hood to protect firefighters inside burning buildings. G
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Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 - 9:00 PM "The 1920's" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 - 1:00 AM "The 1920's" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 - 9:00 PM "The 1930's" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 - 1:00 AM "The 1930's" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013 - 9:00 PM "The 1940's" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013 - 1:00 AM "The 1940's" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 - 9:00 PM "The 1950's" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013 - 1:00 AM "The 1950's" (PLUS)
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