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This docuseries explores the processes behind product manufacturing and various industrial and commercial activities. It focuses on the way things are made, the way things get done, and the way people work in the industrial sphere. The series debuted on the Discovery Channel in 2006, and its fourteenth aired in 2015.

Thursday 9:00 PM et/pt on Science Channel
10 Seasons, 171 Episodes - Currently Airing
May 6, 2006
Science & Technology
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How Do They Do It? Full Episode Guide

  • Find out how to build the world's toughest mobile home, how an ice rink is resurfaced in minutes, how tuning forks are made, and how they put on the world's biggest festival of lights.

  • Find out how the world's sharpest photos are taken, what it takes to create an airbag that can catch a falling care, and how jelly beans are made.

  • Find out how coffee is raosted, how the bricks that built America are built, how lava lamps are made, and how they diamonds are mined from an extinct volcano.

  • Find out how longboards are made, what it takes to turn lemons into lemonade, and how a forklift is built.

  • Find out how baklava is made, how pilots fly a gyroplane, how a ukulele is crafted, and what it takes to build the world's fastest ferry.

  • Go underground and plug into London's high-speed power delivery process. NASA technology is applied to pizza making and pine trees in South Africa become playhouses in the UK.

  • Technology allows us to carry out secure financial transactions everywhere. An efficient system in Mumbai brings workers hot home-cooked lunches everyday. In Belgium ships are lifted over 70 miles in the air.

  • Journey to the Cederberg Mountains to see how South Africa's famous redbush tea is produced. Robots accurately route passengers' bags at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport. A historic hairbrush fit for a queen is made.

  • Go inside the world's largest Mohair exchange in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. See how the James Bond-inspired quadbike is created and heavenly music is made with the instrument of the angels.

  • How fedoras, cement, and packages of frozen peas are made.

  • India's most famous instrument is made from a vegetable. A favorite South African snack was invented by accident. And monster bulldozers are produced.

  • How do they build the world's tallest condominium? How do they make the classic Dr Martens boot? How do they engineer a pan that won't burn your food?

  • The high maintance macadamia nut is cracked in South Africa. Chicago's massive water filtration system is explored. In the Netherlands, Mojo Barriers are used to keep music fans safe at the Pinkpop Festival.

  • How many people does it take to make espadrilles? Complete rooms are assembled in less than 2 hours and some of the most valuable books and documents in the world are stored deep underground.

  • Indian construction crews go green, using strong and abundant bamboo for most their scaffolding needs. Centuries after the invention of the first fireworks, the secret to multicolored ones is finally unlocked.

  • A farm in the Netherlands is run almost entirely by robots. One of the largest toughest log stackers is put to work in Sweeden and grand pianos are navigated through the streets of New York.

  • Scrap metal is transformed into a gourmet cooking machine. The exotic aromas of India are produced by hand. And find out how sailor's got their "Dutch Courage."

  • Go inside the belly of the beast to create beautiful music. Look up and see how roof windows are made. Discover the orgins of a breakfeast favorite.

  • Tons of grapefruit are picked and processed in the African country of Swaziland. North America's largest ski resort controls the weather, producing snow on demand. An underground network of conveyor belts transport luggage through the world's airports.

  • The powerful machines essential to building roads and highways are made. No pans are needed when you can bake bread in a can. Luxurious cell phones are made with rubies and sapphires.

  • Find out about the tiny pieces of metal that hold our world together. Bitter fruit is transformed into a tangy treat and the latest technology is used to create fashionable clothing.

  • Commuters rise above Mumbai's chaos by riding India's only monorail. In Denmark, porcelain statues are hand painted and take several weeks to complete. Creative cupcake recipes originate in Manhattan and stretch around the world.

  • Skyline logging is used to wrangle Vancouver's most elusive trees.Muscle and skill turns ordinary clay into intricate tiles in a Spanish workshop. A 90-year-old British treat is also prepared.

  • Jet over to Spain and see one of the most advanced and powerful planes in the world assembled. LL Bean's secret to making warm waterproof boots is revealed. And discover how they get bananas just ripe.

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