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A guide to the Formula 1 car
A guide to the Formula 1 car

Duration: 07:59

A demonstration of the engineering which goes into a Formula 1 car.

 
A short history of Concorde
A short history of Concorde

Duration: 01:55

It is 40 years since the legendary supersonic aircraft, Concorde, took its maiden flight. Using film of the first flight in 1969, this report looks at the short history of this famous aircraft.

 
An electric car with a 150-mile range
An electric car with a 150-mile range

Duration: 01:35

Car designer Patrick Fuller demonstrates a vehicle which can supposedly travel 150 miles before the battery needs to be recharged.

 
Computer aided modelling
Computer aided modelling

Duration: 02:32

An illustration of the advantages of computer-aided design (CAD) in automotive design.

 
Designing for climate change and rising sea levels
Designing for climate change and rising sea levels

Duration: 04:27

Climate change affects us all, but how do designers approach the problem of rising water levels in the UK and the Netherlands?

 
Difficulties of working on engineering projects at high altitude
Difficulties of working on engineering projects at high altitude

Duration: 02:23

Dallas Campbell runs into difficulties when attempting to cross a 220 metre high walkway on what will be the world's longest suspension bridge.

 
Engineering apprenticeships
Engineering apprenticeships

Duration: 06:11

Two engineering apprentices describe their work on a nuclear submarine and at an aircraft engine factory.

 
Felix Baumgartner's balloon
Felix Baumgartner's balloon

Duration: 03:59

To raise Felix Baumgartner 24 miles above the earth's surface he flew the largest manned balloon ever.

 
Felix Baumgartner's space capsule and pressure suit
Felix Baumgartner's space capsule and pressure suit

Duration: 05:04

A description of some of the specialist equipment Felix Baumgartner used during his record breaking free-fall.

 
Felix Baumgartner's space dive
Felix Baumgartner's space dive

Duration: 03:53

On October 14 2012 Felix Baumgartner set the record for the fastest, highest, skydive in history.

 
High-speed rail travel
High-speed rail travel

Duration: 04:50

A look at the future of rail travel in the UK. What can designers and engineers do to support our high-speed travel demands?

 
Hovercraft used in rescue operations
Hovercraft used in rescue operations

Duration: 01:51

Floods in Gloucestershire in 2007 highlighted the need for a different type of rescue vehicle. Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service now use hovercraft in rescue operations.

 
How to assemble the world's largest airliner's wing
How to assemble the world's largest airliner's wing

Duration: 04:04

The production of this revolutionary 30 tonne wing is revealed. We see two key sub assemblies. One forming the wing's exterior skin and the second the skeleton. A mixture of graphics and footage from inside the actual factory bring this story to life.

 
How to test a super jumbo wing
How to test a super jumbo wing

Duration: 05:12

The super jumbo wing must flex and twist and undergo stresses and movement in flight. We find out how the industry uses a 100 million pound test rig to torture it to make sure that it is safe for use.

 
Inventive solution to moving an oil rig
Inventive solution to moving an oil rig

Duration: 03:21

When something as large as an oil rig needs to be moved it requires a creative solution to the problem. The Blue Marlin is a transport ship that literally sinks itself in order to pick up its 42,000 tonne cargo.

 
Is it possible to drive a jeep across a lake?
Is it possible to drive a jeep across a lake?

Duration: 05:11

An off-road jeep with specially adapted tyres attempts to drive across a lake.

 
Japanese car design for the future
Japanese car design for the future

Duration: 03:57

A report from an exhibition of Japanese car designers' ideas for coping with increasing traffic congestion.

 
Maintaining an RAF Tornado plane in Afghanistan
Maintaining an RAF Tornado plane in Afghanistan

Duration: 02:21

Junior engineering officer Flt Lt Matt Peak talks about the maintenance required on RAF Tornado planes in the desert conditions of Afghanistan.

 
Maintaining the world’s tallest building
Maintaining the world’s tallest building

Duration: 04:14

Dallas Campbell joins the team tasked with cleaning the windows of the Burj Khalifa, a simple maintenance task made far more challenging by the sheer height of the building.

 
Making an amphibious car (pt 1/2)
Making an amphibious car (pt 1/2)

Duration: 07:44

The Top Gear team are challenged to re-engineer ordinary road cars so they will work in water - without sinking.

 
Making an amphibious car (pt 2/2)
Making an amphibious car (pt 2/2)

Duration: 02:47

The Top Gear team have been challenged to re-engineer ordinary road cars so they will work in water - without sinking. The amphibious cars have been tested on the road, but will they float?

 
Making and testing a toy brick support beam
Making and testing a toy brick support beam

Duration: 05:46

James May is on a mission to find out if it is possible to make a structural beam or girder from toy Lego bricks, which will be strong enough to support a man.

 
Medical devices: a fully implantable artificial heart
Medical devices: a fully implantable artificial heart

Duration: 02:18

A look at two different medical devices, including a working prototype of a fully artificial heart which is ready for human implantation.

 
Meeting the challenges posed by polar travel -  traditional or high tech?
Meeting the challenges posed by polar travel - traditional or high tech?

Duration: 29:43

The Top Gear team attempt a spectacular race to the North Pole, pitting modern and traditional methods of travel against each other - a dog sled team and a Toyota Hilux pickup.

 
Printing magazines
Printing magazines

Duration: 07:25

An explanation of the main stages involved in printing a magazine.

 
Prosthetic hands for a three-year-old child
Prosthetic hands for a three-year-old child

Duration: 04:33

At three years old, Tilly Lockey is the youngest person to have state-of-the-art prosthetic hands which sense her own muscle movements.

 
Race to build the world's fastest car
Race to build the world's fastest car

Duration: 01:29

Engineers are in a race to build the world's fastest car, which will reach speeds of more than 1,000mph.

 
Robotic engineering
Robotic engineering

Duration: 06:24

A description of the way in which robots are used in the battlefield to save lives.

 
Testing the smallest production car - the Peel P50
Testing the smallest production car - the Peel P50

Duration: 08:33

The qualities of the Peel P50, the smallest production car, are analysed to judge its suitability for modern driving.

 
The Meccano bridge
The Meccano bridge

Duration: 09:45

A competition to design a Meccano bridge.

 
The Millennium Bridge - what caused the wobble?
The Millennium Bridge - what caused the wobble?

Duration: 04:46

Soon after opening, the Millennium Bridge was closed due to an unforeseen wobble effect. A look at what happened and what the engineers learned from the experience.

 
The Millennium Bridge closure: wobble blamed on pedestrians
The Millennium Bridge closure: wobble blamed on pedestrians

Duration: 01:47

An explanation of the reasons behind the closure of the Millennium Bridge in London, which wobbled when people walked across it.

 
The Panama Canal - expansion
The Panama Canal - expansion

Duration: 04:43

The Panama Canal is going through an extensive expansion plan. A look at the approach the engineers are taking and what impact it has on the surrounding area and people who live there.

 
The properties of plastic - fire engine cabs
The properties of plastic - fire engine cabs

Duration: 01:19

A Tamworth-based firm has increased business after it started to produce fire engine cabs made from plastic. The advantages of using this material to make fire engine cabs are demonstrated.

 
The zero emission Microcab
The zero emission Microcab

Duration: 02:22

A report about the development of the environmentally friendly Microcab vehicle.

 
Unconventional engineering - modifying cars
Unconventional engineering - modifying cars

Duration: 08:44

The Top Gear team have been challenged to create stretch limos from ordinary cars.

 
Using pre-fabricated components to construct buildings
Using pre-fabricated components to construct buildings

Duration: 02:11

Chinese engineers have developed a way of using flatpack style components to complete large scale construction projects in very short periods of time.

 
Wave power machines to produce electricity
Wave power machines to produce electricity

Duration: 01:44

A look at two designs for converting the energy from waves into electricity.

 

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