Contribute Now
Premiere of Time Scanners | Topics | WMHT

Premiere of Time Scanners

Last Updated by WMHT Web Editor on

Preview

Watch Tuesdays, July 1 – 15, 2014 at 8pm on WMHT TV.

With cutting-edge technology that can 'read' buildings, ruins and landscapes from ancient worlds, this series reveals physical and forensic history, allowing viewers to reach out and touch the past.

Egyptian Pyramids | Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 8pm
The team travels to Egypt to scan the pyramids — the tombs of the mighty pharaohs — to find out how the necropolis evolved from simple mud-brick structures to the most impressive buildings in the ancient world. They use their cutting-edge laser technology to scan Djoser’s Step Pyramid at Saqqara, Meidum’s collapsed pyramid, the mysterious Bent Pyramid at Dashur and the famous Great Pyramid at Giza.

St. Paul's Cathedral | Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 8pm
Structural engineer Steve Burrows takes his team of laser-scanning experts to St Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of London. They venture inside the majestic dome to explore its groundbreaking three-part structure; determine how the cathedral’s architect, Sir Christopher Wren, overcame unstable foundations and immense structural forces to support his dome; and investigate how the cathedral survived a direct hit by a German bomb during the London Blitz. The laser scans produce genuine revelations and give the team new insight into this iconic architectural masterpiece. 

Petra | Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 8pm
Structural engineer Steve Burrows leads his team of laser-scanning experts to Jordan to scan the ancient desert city of Petra. Using 3D laser-scanning technology, he wants to uncover its construction secrets and shed new light on this architectural wonderland lost to the West for more than 1,000 years. 

Phylogenetic trees can tell us where medical problems come from, and how to fight them.

PBS Nature News

Roving Gang of Sea Snakes and Fish Terrorize Reef

Lethal sea kraits (snakes) are too slow to catch fish in a straight chase. Fortunately, they have partners in crime shoals of yellow goatfish and trevally who seek...

How Do Hippos Get Clean?

When it comes to skin care, hippos need a little help. Unable to pick up a stick and scratch their own backs, they’ve gone into partnership with a fish called the...

NOVA scienceNOW News

Five Reasons to Eat Insects

Save room for bugs! They're the future of green cuisine.