Modern Marvels: Terror Tech - Civilian DVD
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- 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: July 29, 2003
Examine the state-of-the-art technologies designed to protect civilians from terrorist attacks.
In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, Americans raced to learn what they could do to protect themselves and their families from future assaults. Almost overnight, a wealth of worries that had previously been relegated to the fringes of society became mainstream, and countless families prepared survival kits, bought gasmasks and made other preparations to increase their chances of weathering attacks that could come in almost any form and without warning.
TERROR TECH: CIVILIANS looks at the equipment and strategies that could save the lives of ordinary individuals in times of danger. Witness the construction of a terrorist-proof "safe room" and learn how mundane items such as windows may soon become active components of integrated household alert systems. And since the best weapon against terrorism is knowledge, we will look at earlier terrorist prevention strategies and technologies for lessons they might teach us about vulnerability and risk.
From airport scanners to survival suits for pets, TERROR TECH examines the products of the biggest technological push since the space age.