The Works

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  • 2008
  • 1 Season
  • 7.9  (27)

Have you ever wondered how certain everyday items worked or how they were created? With help of The Works, viewers are able to get a behind the scenes look at various items. Not only does this show provide you with knowledge but it has fun doing so. You and/or your young child will find much amusement as this show reveals the science behind how things work as well as the history behind it. Have you ever wanted to know the history and science behind tattoos? Well this show will provide you with such information and more such as information about garbage and ammunition.

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Seasons
Robots
9. Robots
September 25, 2008
An inside look at the world of robotics and artificial intelligence.
Motorcycles
8. Motorcycles
August 28, 2008
Nothing combines human engineering with the tactile thrill of speed and power like the motorcycle. Daniel Wilson uncovers the basic physics of the machine
Sky Diving
7. Sky Diving
August 21, 2008
Daniel Wilson takes the sport of skydiving to new heights by diving into the science behind it.
Guns and Ammo
6. Guns and Ammo
August 14, 2008
A history of guns and ammunition. Included: the story of gunpowder; and future technology involving plasma, compressed gas and light-powered guns.
Sneakers
5. Sneakers
August 7, 2008
An examination of the billion dollar sneaker industry and it's place among popular culture.
Beer
4. Beer
July 31, 2008
It's the most popular beverage on the planet - mankind's first recipe carved in stone ten thousand years ago, and today, the brewski still rules. Join host Daniel Wilson as he sets out to find the timeless secret to beer's mystique - how its made, how its marketed to us, how new beers are invented and tested and how the giants jockey for global supremacy. Wilson even uncovers an ecological time bomb - a beerdemic threatening to make beer an endangered species!
Power Tools
3. Power Tools
July 24, 2008
An investigation into the history of power tools, beginning with ancient Egyptians. Includes nanotechnology which allows the splitting of hairs. Also, the life of a power tool, from the idea to practical application.
Steel
2. Steel
July 17, 2008
A look at steel and its use in law enforcement, music and art.
Garbage
1. Garbage
July 10, 2008
A look at garbage, from how it's disposed, collected and what becomes of it after it leaves our sight.
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Have you ever wondered how certain everyday items worked or how they were created? With help of The Works, viewers are able to get a behind the scenes look at various items. Not only does this show provide you with knowledge but it has fun doing so. You and/or your young child will find much amusement as this show reveals the science behind how things work as well as the history behind it. Have you ever wanted to know the history and science behind tattoos? Well this show will provide you with such information and more such as information about garbage and ammunition.

  • Premiere Date
    July 10, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (27)