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Big bands and big bangs and some of the greatest inventions of all time.
About this series
Inventions That Shook the World is a ten-part series that is a decade-by-decade voyage of discovery. Each episode spans one decade, featuring world-changing inventions, the brilliant often quirky minds that bring them to life, and even the not-so-great ideas that failed.
From the 1900s, when the airplane and radio made the world more accessible, to the 1990s, when the Hubble Space Telescope looked beyond our planet, Inventions That Shook the World offers archival film, well-produced re-creations, expert commentary, and computer graphics to tell the stories behind the great inventions of the 20th century.