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Impossible Engineering

A look at the world's biggest oil tanker - the mighty Supertanker Europe of the record-breaking TI Class of ship.

Series 5
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The Independent, a residential skyscraper in Austin, Texas. At 690ft, it is the tallest building in the city, surpassing the 683ft Austonian, another residential skyscraper.
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A look at the incredible machines built to get troops directly to the front line, on land, at sea and in the air.
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The Beipanjiang First Bridge, the highest bridge on Earth, connecting two communities in China formerly divided by a gorge known as 'the crack in the Earth'.
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How in devising the F35 Lightning II, engineers have pushed the boundaries of aviation technology further than ever before and created a revolutionary, fighter aircraft.
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Nato's Airborne Warning and Control System, a cutting-edge aircraft that enables pilots to spot hostile intrusion as they protect state borders of the countries in the alliance.
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A multibillion-pound 32km super sewer under the streets of London, an early sewer system at the Palace of Knossos and a piece of tunnel boring equipment from the past.
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The Boka Vanguard, the planet's largest heavy lift ship, capable of carrying the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty at the same time.
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A floating bridge in Seattle, one of the longest in the world, intended to connect the growing suburb of Bellevue with the high-tech downtown heart of the city.
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The construction of Whistler on the Canadian Pacific seaboard, a remote ski resort whose creation was made possible with record-breaking engineering equipment.
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A vast new island in the seas off Dubai, which has been created to house the world's biggest observation wheel - twice the size of the London Eye.
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The Falkirk wheel is the first and only rotating boat lift, capable of moving 600 tonnes of boat and water over a 25-metre height difference in just minutes.
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This cutting-edge manufacturing plant in California produces an incredible 2,000 cars each week. So what links some enterprising Venetians to this operation? Find out.
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A look at the Qinhai-Tibet line, the highest railway in the world, including the engineering challenges faced at high altitude and in bitterly cold temperatures.
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The $150bn ISS is the single most expensive engineering project in history. Hear how Henry Fluess and Dale Reed's work made this endeavour possible.
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Learn more about the Halley VI, a futuristic polar research station. Hear how it can withstand the harshest environment on the planet: the South Pole.
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The creation of Hudson Yards on Manhattan Island, New York, a construction project built over the tracks and railway sidings of Penn Station - literally in thin air.
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The 634m Tokyo Skytree is the world's tallest free-standing tower. How has this incredible structure been built to survive high winds and earthquakes? Find out.
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London's newest rail network is a project of staggering proportions, with 10,000 personnel working across 40 sites and on 118km of track. Hear the story of Crossrail.
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The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, is the world's largest radio telescope. Hear how history's pioneers made it all possible.
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