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Modern Marvels: Containers DVD

Modern Marvels: Containers DVD

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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: January 4, 2006

Storage takes center stage as MODERN MARVELS cracks open six-packs and visits the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

  • For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
  • The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
  • Visit one of the vast salt domes which house the U.S. strategic petroleum reserve.


Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS® tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders.

They are ubiquitous, essential and nearly invisible. CONTAINERS starts by following the journey of a steel freight container from port to port and looks at how intermodal transport has been transformed in the wake of 9/11. Next, we’ll visit some of the largest containers on earth--the salt domes which house the United States’ strategic petroleum reserves. At Bryan Mound, Texas, we learn how the caverns within the salt domes are created and how the oil kept there actually benefits from the storage. Finally, at the other end of the size scale, sip from the metal cans which revolutionized the food and beverage industry.

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