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Modern Marvels

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Architectural and engineering landmarks of the 19th and 20th centuries. The programs previously aired on A&E's `Time Machine' series. Among the subjects: the Brooklyn Bridge, the Maginot Line, the Erie Canal, the Aswan Dam and the Trans-Siberian Railroad.

Premiered: January 1, 1995

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 15, Episode 16 Super Hot

First Aired: June 9, 2008

A study of extreme temperatures. Included: A life-size mannequin is exposed to temperatures above 1000 degrees; geologists take lava samples from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii; and scientists heat plasma to over 200 million degrees. Also: a visit to Underwriters Laboratories to watch malfunctioning blow dryers and coffeemakers melt.