Genre: Documentary, History
Premise: Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination on a grand scale, ``Modern Marvels'' tells the amazing stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who create everyday items, technological advancements and manmade wonders. The Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty and 1990s technology are just a few of the many topics that have been covered during the long-running series' run.
S13, E49 (First Aired: Oct. 18, 2006)
The Foss Maritime tugboat; Spectra rope; diamond; polycarbonate plastic.
S15, E15 (First Aired: Jun. 6, 2008)
The most dangerous snakes, sports, weather events; America's most dangerous volcano; tornado hazards; base jumping.