The WW2 Battle That Gave Us Radar

The WW2 Battle That Gave Us Radar

https://youtube.com/watch?v=xCFPCQ_1WD4In 1935 war was looming and there were rumors the Nazi's had something capable of wiping out whole towns. The British Government feared an aerial invasion and wanted a ‘death ray’ that could knock German planes out of the...

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How China Created Its Own Internet

How China Created Its Own Internet

https://youtube.com/watch?v=qBksg5JPLz0From a single email sent to West Germany to restrictions on Winnie the Pooh and the letter N, this is how the Internet took hold in China. Video by Leila Hussain & Christian Capestany

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The Life and Death of Helicopter Commuting

The Life and Death of Helicopter Commuting

https://youtube.com/watch?v=8nbz5VFilxYFifty years ago, a helicopter company called New York Airways whisked passengers from the rooftop of the iconic Pan Am Building in midtown Manhattan to any city airport in just 10 minutes. A fatal accident in 1977 brought that...

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Do North Koreans Actually Make Money?

Do North Koreans Actually Make Money?

https://youtube.com/watch?v=NjUn4UkunqULess than 30 years ago, North Koreans were more than twice as wealthy as their comrades in China. Now, they're significantly poorer. Here's how it happened. ---------- Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloombergbusiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergbusiness/

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How the Netherlands Led a Food Revolution

How the Netherlands Led a Food Revolution

https://youtube.com/watch?v=5EkglVH6GM0Despite its small size and dense population the Netherlands makes far more food than it can eat. This is how a nation that was once starving under the Nazis has now become a world leader in farming techniques and...

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How New York Got Its Skyline

How New York Got Its Skyline

https://youtube.com/watch?v=lGroIrQmwywWhy do so many of New York's older skyscrapers have a similar design? The answer can be traced back to a monumental 1916 zoning law, which established “setback” requirements for buildings above a certain height. In the heart of the...

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The Cable That United The World

The Cable That United The World

https://youtube.com/watch?v=nV0Wc9Y33soThe dawn of instant global communication can be traced back to entrepreneur Cyrus West Field and his long-shot experiment to link the United States and Europe by telegraph in the 1850s. Video by Raymond Schillinger Graphics by Christian Capestany Series by Neville...

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