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Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World

Wednesdays, April 17 – May 22 at 10 p.m. — Study six iconic objects to see how science, invention and technology produced radical change.

 

Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World

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Told through iconic, modern-day objects — the telescope, airplane, robot, car, rocket, and smartphone — the series is the culmination of the long-held human dream to explore, communicate, and find one’s place in the universe.

Through incredible, lesser-known stories of familiar history, Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World captures the secrets of today’s world through surprising accidents, colorful characters, and moments of joy and despair.  Often stretching to the beginning of human civilization itself, each hour-long episode shares thousands of years of thought, struggle, determination and insight.

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