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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, Nov 6, 2012 - 3:00 PM    "The 1940's" War is the driving force behind much of the innovation in the 1940s. In a desperate attempt to secure aerial supremacy, the British win the race to develop the jet engine. And under the Third Reich a German engineer builds what is now recognized as the world's first true computer. Part 5 of 10 G
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