Beat The An­ces­tors

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - TV HIGHLIGHTS -

TheStyledept at 10.30pm (dis­cov­ery Sci­ence, astro Ch 554, 7.30pm) ever won­dered how our an­ces­tors built as­tound­ing con­trap­tions in­clud­ing the tre­buchet, spoke­wheeled char­i­ots and can­non, with­out mod­ern tech­nol­ogy? eco-war­rior and engi­neer dick Straw­bridge chal­lenges a team of 21st-cen­tury engi­neers to recre­ate and im­prove the ma­chines that changed his­tory. he uses CGI to ex­plore the orig­i­nal ma­chines and re­veal how they changed his­tory. Mean­while, the engi­neers strug­gle with his­tor­i­cal blue­prints, orig­i­nal build­ing ma­te­ri­als

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