- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: September 6, 2006
Turn the tap on a surprisingly rich hour exploring the many mysteries of H2O.
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
- Can new technology coax rain from the skies to help save drought-starved nations?
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.
It's so powerful it can carve our landscape, yet so nurturing it can spawn life and support its intricate matrix. We take it for granted, yet compared to other natural compounds, it's a genuine oddity. MODERN MARVELS® paints a vivid portrait of this common entity that's anything but. Watch it flow from huge irrigation machines that have revolutionized American agriculture and blast 200 miles into space from a newly discovered geyser on one of Saturn's moons (via computer animation). See it coaxed from the clouds by chemical injection, captured by innovative "fog-catchers", and cascade with artistic flair from compressed air jets at the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas.