The Taxi Cab, Satellite Navigation, Lava Lamp • 2017 • episode "5/10" Incredible Inventions

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This Episode explores the hidden history and super science of the taxi cab, satellite navigation, and the lava lamp.

Incredible Inventions • 2017 • 10 episodes •

The Swiss Army Knife, the Winglet, English Saddle

We explore the hidden history and super science of the Swiss Army Knife, the Winglet and the English Saddle.

2017 • Technology

The Wrist Watch, the Digital Watch, the Prosthetic Leg

We explore the hidden history and super science of the wrist watch, the digital watch and the prosthetic leg.

2017 • Technology

The Nylon Stocking, the LED, the Toaster

We explore the hidden history and super science of the nylon stocking, the LED and the toaster.

2017 • Technology

The Bicycle, Encryption, Energy Bars

We explore the hidden history and super science of the bicycle, encryption and energy bars.

2017 • Technology

The Taxi Cab, Satellite Navigation, Lava Lamp

This Episode explores the hidden history and super science of the taxi cab, satellite navigation, and the lava lamp.

2017 • Technology

The Flag, Hovercraft, Exercise Equipment

Explore the hidden history and super science of the flag, hovercraft and exercise equipment.

2017 • Technology

The Drum, Slinky, Fencing Sword

Explore the hidden history and super science of the drum, the Slinky and the fencing sword.

2017 • Technology

The Computer, Frisbee, Silverware

Explore the hidden history and super science of the computer, the Frisbee and silverware.

2017 • Technology

The Glider, Super Glue, the AGA Oven

Explore the hidden history and super science of the glider, Super Glue and the AGA Oven

2017 • Technology

Hot Air Balloons, Synthetic Rubber, Metal Detectors

Explore the hidden history and super science of hot air balloons, synthetic rubber and metal detectors.

2017 • Technology

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