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. These are the secrets of how we got to our modern world.Program Website
Polybius invents a code so words can be exchanged between battalions freely.
Hedy Lamarr invents a way to control torpedoes remotely.
Franklin Chang-Diaz demonstrates the energy required to launch a rocket into space.
Jim Al-Khalili demonstrates why hydrogen is the ultimate rocket fuel.
In 1886 Karl Benz has his patent accepted for what is regarded as the first automobile.
In 1909, the Model T’s first year of production, Henry Ford sells over 10,000 cars.
How military robots let the charge towards autonomous machines.