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Seconds from Disaster, Season 1, Episode 5, Meltdown in Chernobyl
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in Seconds from Disaster, Season 1, Episode 5 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2004), 46 mins
At Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear power plant, several critical errors were made during routine testing. The situation quickly spiraled out of control, leading to a catastrophic explosion. The worst nightmare in the world's nuclear industry had just been realized.
in Seconds from Disaster, Season 1, Episode 5 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2004), 46 mins
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Seconds from Disaster, Season 2, Episode 3, Motorway Plane Crash
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in Seconds from Disaster, Season 2, Episode 3 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2005), 51 mins
A Boeing 737-400's engine fails shortly after take-off on a routine flight. The flight diverts to a nearby airport, but something goes wrong and the plane crashes into a busy freeway, killing 47 people. What went so wrong?
in Seconds from Disaster, Season 2, Episode 3 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2005), 51 mins
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Seconds from Disaster, Season 2, Episode 14, Skywalk Collapse
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produced by Darlow Smithson Productions, in Seconds from Disaster, Season 2, Episode 14 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2006), 51 mins
In 1981, at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Kansas City, suspended walkways come away from their fixings, plummeting onto revellers below and leaving 114 dead and 186 injured. What caused this structural failure?
produced by Darlow Smithson Productions, in Seconds from Disaster, Season 2, Episode 14 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2006), 51 mins
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Seconds from Disaster, Season 2, Episode 15, Amsterdam Air Crash
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directed by Matthew Catling, fl. 2001-2013; produced by Matthew Catling, fl. 2001-2013, Darlow Smithson Productions, in Seconds from Disaster, Season 2, Episode 15 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2006), 50 mins
A fully loaded El-Al 747 cargo flight takes off from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on October 4, 1992. As it climbs, the engine detaches from the right wing and the jumbo jet crashes into a crowded apartment block.
directed by Matthew Catling, fl. 2001-2013; produced by Matthew Catling, fl. 2001-2013, Darlow Smithson Productions, in Seconds from Disaster, Season 2, Episode 15 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2006), 50 mins
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Seconds from Disaster, Season 3, Episode 6, Plane Crash in the Potomac
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directed by Matthew Catling, fl. 2001-2013; produced by Matthew Catling, fl. 2001-2013, Darlow Smithson Productions, in Seconds from Disaster, Season 3, Episode 6 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2006), 50 mins
Why did a Boeing 737 crash into the Potomac River moments after take-off from Washington National Airport?
directed by Matthew Catling, fl. 2001-2013; produced by Matthew Catling, fl. 2001-2013, Darlow Smithson Productions, in Seconds from Disaster, Season 3, Episode 6 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2006), 50 mins
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Seconds from Disaster, Season 3, Episode 8, Comet Air Crash
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directed by Martin O'Collins, fl. 1983-2011; produced by Martin O'Collins, fl. 1983-2011, Darlow Smithson Productions, in Seconds from Disaster, Season 3, Episode 8 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2006), 50 mins
Two Comets, the world's first passenger jet aircraft, go down over the Mediterranean Sea in 1954. The British Government grounds all Comets and the biggest ever air accident investigation begins. Modern civil aviation safety stems from the findings.
directed by Martin O'Collins, fl. 1983-2011; produced by Martin O'Collins, fl. 1983-2011, Darlow Smithson Productions, in Seconds from Disaster, Season 3, Episode 8 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2006), 50 mins
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Seconds from Disaster, Season 3, Episode 12, Space Shuttle Challenger
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directed by Ian Riddick, fl. 2006; produced by Ian Riddick, fl. 2006, Darlow Smithson Productions, in Seconds from Disaster, Season 3, Episode 12 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2007), 50 mins
The 1986 launch of Space Shuttle Challenger was meant to be a special occasion, with the first civilian, a school teacher named Christa McAuliffe, being launched into space. Instead, 73 seconds after blastoff, the space shuttle engulfs in flames and breaks apart in the sky.
directed by Ian Riddick, fl. 2006; produced by Ian Riddick, fl. 2006, Darlow Smithson Productions, in Seconds from Disaster, Season 3, Episode 12 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2007), 50 mins
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Warriors of the Golden Gate
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produced by Peter Schnall, fl. 1980-2017, National Geographic (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 1990), 18 mins
The warriors of the Golden Gate Bridge wage a constant battle--not against their bridge, but against the corrosive elements of wind, weather, and hard use that take a toll each day. Crews of painters, electricians, and security officers work on and around this most unusual site, tending to the bridge almost as if...
produced by Peter Schnall, fl. 1980-2017, National Geographic (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 1990), 18 mins
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Can Robots Learn to be More Human?
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produced by National Geographic Film & Television (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2015), 3 mins
U.S. computer scientist and roboticist Chad Jenkins, associate professor of computer science at Brown University, leads a research group that explores topics related to human-robot interaction and robot learning, with a specific focus on robots learning from human demonstration. Using this approach, the group has...
produced by National Geographic Film & Television (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2015), 3 mins
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Portable Scanners
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produced by National Geographic Film & Television (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2015), 2 mins
Though EEG (Electroencephalography) has been around for decades, now, new technology allows us to detect and measure brain activity with a lightweight headset and mobile phone. National Geographic Emerging Explorer and entrepreneur Tan Le demonstrates how her company's EEG headset and software can be used for a va...
produced by National Geographic Film & Television (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2015), 2 mins
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