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Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed The World

Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed The World

Take a mind-blowing journey through human history, told through six iconic objects that modern people take for granted, and see how science, invention and technology built on one another to change everything.

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/SF1UWgA3XAkpHW4CV1-bUw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Dial in to the fascinating history of the smartphone, from its roots in Morse Code to 2007, when Apple unveiled the first-ever iPhone. Plus, see how the next generation of smartphones will allow us to communicate through them just by thinking. /episodes/get/92475 /episode/92475 The Smartphone /episode-player/92475

Dial in to the fascinating history of the smartphone.

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Wed, 05/22/2019 - 05:30
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Blast off into history to see how rockets originated not in the sky, but in a cave.

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Wed, 05/15/2019 - 05:30
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Go for a ride through the 9,000-year history of the ultimate freedom machine: the car.

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Wed, 05/08/2019 - 05:30
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Check out the history of robots and learn how they are becoming a part of everyday life.

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Wed, 05/01/2019 - 05:30
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Take to the sky with the dreamers whose work gave humans the ability to fly.

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Wed, 04/24/2019 - 05:30
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Look back in time to see how humans invented the telescope.

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Wed, 04/17/2019 - 08:00
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