The London canals were used for carrying goods in Britain during the Industrial Revolution. On Discovery Channel's "Industrial Revelations," host Mark Williams explores the revolution of hydraulics and lifts on the canal.
In the early 19th century large steam engines were used to provide water to London. Eventually they learned how to use this same technology to remove sewage from the city. Learn more on Discovery Channel's "Industrial Revelations."
The lowland Scotland ship building industry developed in the 19th century. On Discovery Channel's "Industrial Revelations," host Mark Williams describes these new steam powered boat engines that revolutionized the ship building industry.
As the Duke of Bridgewater was building his canal, a young man named James Watt was working out how to improve the pumping engine. Learn more about the development of more efficient steam engines on Discovery Channel's "Industrial Revelations."
Things changed when steam power finally arrived in the textile industry. On Discovery Channel's "Industrial Revelations," host Mark Williams explains how the steam engine works and how it runs the cotton mill.
The Newcomen steam engine gets it power from atmospheric pressure. Host Chris Barrie demonstrates how this is accomplished and sees a live running Newcomen steam engine in action on Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines."
On Discovery Channel's "Really Big Things," mining iron ore starts with drilling 60-foot holes in a drill pattern and filling the holes with explosives. Once the ore is blasted out, trucks collect the rock.
This ship is the size of a small town and travels at approximately 50 kilometers an hour. Learn more about the container ships used to transport groceries and goods across the world on Discovery Channel's "How Do They Do It."
Bridges such as the Golden Gate Bridge would have been impossible to build without steel. Learn some of the benefits of steel compared to other bridge building materials on Discovery Channel's "HowStuffWorks" show.
Stainless steel was invented in the early 20th century. The key ingredient, chrome, forms a protective oxide film on the surface. In this minisode of How It's Made, find out how shiny stainless steel material is made.