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.
S12, E59 (First Aired: Nov. 16, 2005)
The earliest known traces of brewing; brewers attempt to concoct a beer based on DNA found in a 2,700-year-old drinking vessel.
S12, E10 (First Aired: Feb. 23, 2005)
Hydroelectric power, refrigeration and air-conditioning technologies make life in desert communities comfortable.