Access to this video is a benefit for WQED members.

Become a member

Episode Clips

The First Long Distance Test Drive

In 1886 Karl Benz has his patent accepted for what is regarded as the first automobile.

A Chicago Slaughterhouse

In 1909, the Model T’s first year of production, Henry Ford sells over 10,000 cars.

More Episodes

The Rocket

Blast off into history to see how rockets originated not in the sky, but in a cave.

The Smartphone

Dial in to the fascinating history of the smartphone.

The Robot

Check out the history of robots and learn how they are becoming a part of everyday life.

View all episodes

Other shows you may enjoy

NOVA
Nature
Physics Girl
NOVA scienceNOW
Kingdoms of the Sky
A Year in Space

Browse all shows