What's That About? 3
DISCOVERY SCIENCE EXPLORES THE DRAMA, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF WORLDS UNKNOWN TO MOST, IN WHAT'S THAT ABOUT?
This January, WHAT'S THAT ABOUT? returns to Discovery Science to uncover more remote locations, top secret occupations, and things that few people ever get to experience. Ever wonder what goes on in the hidden workings of a power plant? How exactly are large-scale commercial fishing operations run? Find out WHAT'S THAT ABOUT? every Friday at 1530 hrs (3:30 pm SIN/HK), starting January 16. Episodes encore on the same day at 2300 hrs (11:00 pm); Saturday at 0630 hrs (6:30 am) and 1830 hrs (6:30 pm).
Going into areas that are usually off-bounds to the public, WHAT'S THAT ABOUT? 3 will grant you an access card to find out how these operations work. Enter exclusive locations such as a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine and a spy and security operation, visit a Canadian crash test site where cars are crashed up to 300 times, step into a giant brewery to see how the world's favorite beverage is produced, and explore the Vancouver waterfront to see how the government keeps track of the thousands of cargo ships, trucks, planes and containers.
A Best Documentary Series Nominee at the 2007 Gemini Awards, WHAT'S THAT ABOUT was shot in high definition in 50 locations across Canada and the U.S.
Find out WHAT'S THAT ABOUT? in the following episodes:
How do beer giants make beer taste exactly the same in billions of bottles every year? Meanwhile, small and original brewers blaze new trails in beer making. Can chemical warfare help make better beer? Meet the builders of the latest high-tech breweries. See who's making the best - and some of the strangest - new suds on the market today.
Spy and Security Operations
SWAT teams, top bodyguards and specialized soldiers get extreme training and some pretty cool gadgets to carry out their dangerous duties. How do they protect diplomats under live fire and even survive roadside bombs? Witness live explosions and go undercover to expose the secret world of Spy and Security Operations.
The Crash Test Site
To make sure your new car is safe, teams of specialists crash it before it reaches the show room. See how cars are put through a range of crash trials, such as front, back, sideways, rollovers and even mock-pedestrian hits. In this episode, meet the most high-tech crash dummies, See how they are made, wrecked and fixed - and even meet a human dummy. Also, see how can you crash the same car 300 times and still drive it away.
Hook, Line and Sinker
How do fish get from the ocean to your dinner plate in just a few hours? Set sail on a squid boat at midnight and climb aboard a "live haul" vessel to harvest Pacific Coast salmon. And go inside a shrimp-processing plant to see some of the fish farming inventions of the future.
The Vancouver Waterfront
The Vancouver waterfront is getting a high-tech upgrade to keep up with today's exploding global markets. Find out how robotic cranes help workers single-handedly move tons of cargo. Learn how computers turn dredging into a video game. See what it takes to keep track of thousands of ships, trucks, planes and containers simultaneously. And discover the new weapons customs agents are using to fight smugglers.
Under The Sea
Follow the crew on board the U.S. Navy's latest nuclear submarine. See them in action on an emergency call. Find out just how efficient one of the smallest subs in the world is, and discover the mission of the underwater laboratory Aquarius. Filmed in part in North Vancouver, BC, this episode also shows how robots can explore the deep ocean floor.
Forget about oil wells - a new generation is drilling for steam and harnessing the wind. Even coal-fired power plants are turning green. Discover why the largest North American hydro plant is underground and see why one of the world's largest nuclear power plants is getting fired up again, after 30 years. Meet the innovators of tomorrow's power sources.
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