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From the vast reaches of outer space to the rumbling depths of explosive volcanoes to the complex inner workings of the human body, National Geographic pushes the edge of science to answer our quest for knowledge and understanding.

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  • The globe learned on Dec. 26, that tsunamis can bring death and devastation to the world's coastlines. The product of undersea earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, tsunamis can race across oceans at more than 500 miles an hour, leaving a huge wake of destruction when they hit shore. Because it is difficult for scientists to predict how large these massive waves can be, tsunamis are one of the least understood of nature's forces, and one of the most dangerous. With insight from some of the scientific community's foremost researchers, and vivid accounts from past tsunami survivors, "Tsunami: Killer Wave" depicts nature at its most extreme, profiles the efforts being made to curb its effects and illustrates the financial, physical and emotional toll it can leave on its victims.

  • This groundbreaking one-hour event takes you into the whirling devastation of a tornado's heart as cutting-edge science meets over-the-edge filmmaking to capture incredible images of what happens inside one of nature's deadliest phenomena! Witness the construction and first deployment of the revolutionary Tornado Intercept Vehicle - 8,000 pounds of -inch armor plating, bullet-proof windows, state-of-the-art camera, and a crew of hardcore, thrill-seeking filmmakers. Plunge into the killing zone of tornadoes capable of generating 300-mph-plus winds as researchers risk life and limb to shoot never-before-seen footage from within these monster storms. From stunning computer-generated imagery, to riding shotgun in the first vehicle ever to take a camera into a tornado's vortex, it's extreme, adrenaline-driven science.

  • National Geographic takes you and your family on a truly fascinating journey through the wondrous inner world of The Incredible Human Machine. Explore the fascinating, microscopic universe that exists within us all. How does the eye adjust to changes in light? How do our muscles enable us to move? How does the eardrum process sound? Discover the wonders of this internal world and the marvel of The Incredible Human Machine.

  • Power lines down, amazingly high speed winds, and deadly cold temperatures raged through the eastern United States with one violent bang. Storm of the Century presents an up close and personal look into the terrifying effects of these acts of nature. National Geographic has compiled shattering footage of some of the worst catastrophe's to hit the Florida's Gulf Coast and all the way to Canada. Witness one family's horrible ordeal to survive a 12-foot-high storm surge that wipes away what was supposed to be a happy weekend. Experience these deadly forces of nature that we truly have no control over in National Geographic's, Storm of the Century.

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