- 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: February 7, 2007
The ins-and-outs, ups-and-downs, and everything else you'd ever want to know about the nearly invisible but ubiquitous technology that moves it all, from jet fuel to human blood.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
- Manmade pumps move water across states for 16 million people and blood through the body for one.
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
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.
We're going to pump you up!
From the unimaginably enormous to the breathtakingly tiny, from the everyday to the cutting edge, MODERN MARVELS® takes a refreshing look at the ubiquitous but underappreciated world of PUMPS. In this fascinating episode, you will learn the basics of pump mechanics then discover the extraordinary applications of this fundamental technology.
It wouldn't be MODERN MARVELS® without some epic engineering, so we start with a visit to the awesome pumping system that moves sixteen million people's water 242 miles and raises it a quarter of a mile. Then, just a few of the stops on our journey of discovery include: plunging into a phosphate slurry well; topping up our jet at LAX; stopping at the corner gas-n-go; seeing how milk gets from the cow to the table; and examining the most sophisticated pump in the world, the Jarvik 2000 Artificial Heart Pump.
Nearly every aspect of our modern lives is touched by pumping technology. Join MODERN MARVELS® on this insightful, whirlwind tour of the many forms and applications of PUMPS.