Archive for June, 2008

Glow Train Catastrophe

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

The U.S. Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission plan to transport 77,000 tons of nuclear waste to a permanent storage facility 950 feet below Nevada’s Yucca Mountain. If the plan goes through, much of the cargo will travel through Las Vegas, making an accident there a very disturbing possibility. If history has taught us anything, it’s that transporting dangerous goods can sometimes have catastrophic results. Take a look at the potential disaster that such a rail accident would have in Las Vegas.

Ice Cream

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008
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From the gelato of Italy to the French Pot process of the 1800s to numerous assortments of frozen delights being served up today, learn the history of this delicious dessert.

Corpse Tech

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Do you ever wonder what happens to your body after you die? You might be surprised to discover that the human body is host to a multitude of hidden secrets. Discover how coroners and forensic anthropologists use a body to both save lives and catch killers. Visit the University of Tennessee’s famed “Body Farm,” a crematorium, and one of the largest tissue banks in the United States.

Dam Breaks

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Modern dams are marvels of engineering but after decades of neglect the U.S. infrastructure is in crisis and by 2020, 85% of U.S. dams may be near their breaking point. When the South Fork Dam near Johnstown, PA gave way in a storm in 1889, killing 2200 people, it was the worst disaster in U.S. history. Today, with millions of Americans living nearby massive dams, the result of a failure could be catastrophic.

Super Hot

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

Explore the world of extreme temperatures.

Most Dangerous

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

Discover that the deadliest snakes, sports and weather events are closer and more treacherous than you think.

Alien Messages

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

The team interviews Terrell Copeland, a retired member of the US Marine Corps, and Michael Lee Hill, a resident of Lake Erie, about seeing unidentified objects. Their stories are found to be eerily similar.

Comet Storm

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

13,000 years ago, a large comet exploded over eastern Canada unleashing a mass of burning fragments that ignited a mega storm of fire spreading for thousands of miles. Nearly every living thing on the North American continent was destroyed, including an ancient civilization known as the Clovis.