- 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 5, 2007
You'll get a charge out of this electrifying exploration of the wondrous energy cells that power the world.
- From space travel to channel-surfing, we would be lost without batteries.
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
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.
A battery-powered car has gone 314 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats! Batteries have been developed that are as thin as paper and completely biodegradable!
The future is in batteries. From miniaturization to transportation efficiencies, the limiting factor is battery technology.
These amazing energy-storage units are the subject of this high-voltage episode of MODERN MARVELS. From the tiniest units to the most massive power sources, learn how they're made, what they power and what their future holds. Discover, in effect, how lightning is bottled.