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How to Give a 400-lb. Dolphin a CT Scan

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Giving a dolphin a checkup is no easy task. A huge team of zoo vets must wrestle Kaylee onto a stretcher and keep her cool and damp while they transport her to ...

How Ford Jump-Started America's Love Affair with Cars

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Michigan is the birthplace of both Ford's Model-T and the legacy of the American auto industry. From the Series: Aerial America: Michigan http://bit.ly/2iSs6AB.

This Captured Enemy Plane Helped U.S. Pilots Devise New Tactics

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In 1942, a prized Japanese A6M Zero warplane fell into American hands. The secrets it yielded allowed U.S. navy pilots to come up with new combat tactics that ...

This Marsh May Be Where King Arthur Found Excalibur

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In medieval lore, King Arthur retrieves his legendary blade, Excalibur, from a mythical lake and ascends to the throne. Could this lake actually be the marshes of ...

Paratroopers Experience First Parachute Jump from A400M

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The Airbus A400M is capable of carrying up to 116 paratroopers at one time - that's more than any other western-built transport plane. Today, it's carrying Dutch ...

Why the A400M is the Most Advanced Military Transport Plane

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When it comes to military transport, the A400M is in a class of its own: it has a 37 ton maximum payload, a fuel capacity of 16000 gallons and the capacity to fly ...

Is This 2,000-Year-Old Roman Cup the Holy Grail of Christ?

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In the 13th century, a Welsh lord, Fulk Fitzwarin was said to have hidden the holy grail deep in his castle in Whittington. Today, an archaeologist uncovers a ...

This U.S. Fighter Pilot Destroyed Nine Enemy Planes in One Mission

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U.S. Navy captain David McCampbell is vastly outnumbered by a squadron of Japanese warplanes high above the Philippines Sea in 1944. Against all odds ...

How Potatoes Gave Us Colored Photos

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When photography finally made its way into the hands of the masses it was missing one thing - color. From the Series: Smithsonian Spotlight: Hillotypes ...

Why Horses Are So Vital in the Lives of These Nomads

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Domesticating horses gave the ancient Scythian nomads speed and mobility. But they were also a vital source of nutrition, providing both meat and milk.

This Swedish King Built a Warship That Redefined Naval Combat

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In the 1560s, Eric XIV of Sweden was determined to change the way naval battles were fought. The result was Mars: a giant of a warship that would rely on ...

A U.S. Warship Fires an Anti-Sub Weapon on a German U-Boat

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The USS Guadalcanal has spotted a German sub in the waters off the coast of Madeira. They immediately order a strike with the navy's new and devastating ...

AC-130 Gunship Navigator Recalls Taliban Combat Mission

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It's November 2001, and lieutenant colonel Allison Black is a navigator on an AC-130 gunship flying over Afghanistan. She recounts a typical combat mission ...

Why USO Tours Were Vital for Troop Morale in the Pacific

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After a long-drawn out conflict in the Pacific, the troops needed a morale boost. And the United Service Organizations provided it in spades, thanks to ...

Here's What it Takes to Become a Certified C2-A Pilot

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An anxious student pilot is attempting to land a C2-A Greyhound on a U.S. aircraft carrier. It's part of a qualifications test she must pass ten times in order to be ...

Team of Explorers Uncover Famous Sunken Ship

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Two rival explorers have teamed up on a very special project in the Baltic sea. Their aim is to locate and explore the wreck of one of the most historic ships in ...

What the U.S. Didn't Know About This Soviet Sub Near Cuba

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A Soviet B-59 submarine has been spotted off the southeast coast of the U.S. mainland in 1962. The White House draws up a plan, but they don't know that this ...

A British Submarine Fires Its Torpedoes at a Nazi U-Boat

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A British submarine on a mission to deliver supplies to Norwegian resistance fighters spots an unsuspecting enemy submarine in 1944. It's simply too good an ...

Lioness Uses New Tactics to Take Down a Kudu

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A female lioness has adapted her hunting skills in the face of an oppressive drought. She spots a nearby kudu, and decides to launch a solitary attack - in broad ...

How This Pacific Battlefield Earned Its Memorable Nickname

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With Japanese troops lobbing repellent fire from their jungle hideouts in Peleliu during WWII, the battle became so fierce that the U.S. marines gave it an apt ...

How a Nuclear Sub Disaster Impacted This Soviet Operation

3 нед. назад

A reactor failure on a K-19 nuclear sub in 1961 ended up killing several crew members due to radiation poisoning. It was a horrifying episode that would have ...