Explorer highlights the latest high-tech tactics that are intended for use against the Terrorists of today. The documentary examines their effectiveness in ensuring the safety of the country from enemies with the means to deploy an extreme range of weapons.
Archive for May, 2006
Lilly decides to be a cheerleader with Miley in order to spend more time together, but they end up doing the opposite when Miley ends up being the team mascot. Meanwhile, in order to get some money from his father Robbie, Jackson willingly volunteers to unclog the sink for him. However, it’s not as easy as he thinks.
One of the most prodigious American inventors, Ben Franklin is credited for creating things like the lightning rod, the armonica, the Franklin stove, bifocal glasses, and the flexible urinary catheter. In this episode of Modern Marvels, we examine how Dr. Franklin’s inventive genius extended to things like Daylight Savings Time and the voluntary fire department.
In over 200 years of study, scientists are still unsure of what stimulates a lightning strike. One current theory suggests that cosmic rays could be the trigger. The odd phenomenon of ball lightning is examined, as well as recently discovered sprites that emanate upward from clouds and into the middle atmosphere.
As House and his team are working on the diagnosis of a man with a giant, swollen tongue, the husband of a former patient walks into House’s office and shoots him. House continues to treat his patient from his ICU hospital bed with the shooter, who has been shot by hospital security and hand-cuffed to his bed, as his roommate. When the after-effects of the shooting begin to impact House, he starts to question his own ability to diagnose properly. As his patient’s body deteriorates, House struggles through his self-doubt and must trust his team to find a way to solve the case.
A 16-year-old Hurricane Katrina victim suffering from hallucinations as a result of the tragedy is brought to House by his former bandmate who recently found out the girl is his daughter. Although House fears his friend is being scammed, he takes the case. As he works his way through the girl’s lies so he can diagnose and treat her, he’s forced to tell a few lies of his own.