- 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: May 10, 2006
Engineers attempt to drill the world's deepest hole and roughnecks work rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.
- Go on the job as roughnecks attempt to dig the deepest hole in history.
- 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.
Spiraling deep into the ground...driving holes through solid rock...rotating, hammering, and scraping its way through whatever it may encounter...whether it's earth or ice, steel or stone, nothing can stand in its way! MODERN MARVELS® penetrates the world of drilling, traveling from the New Mexico desert, where fossil water is the target, to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, where oil lies deep beneath the waves. Watch as workers attempt to drill the deepest hole ever and see how drilling has helped scientists uncover secrets stretching back millions of years. Finally, we check out laser drills--both large and small--including a drill that can bore a hole a fraction of the diameter of a human hair.