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Whistler is a prolific YouTube documentarian, and this series discusses history, politics, and technology behind what he defines as “humanity’s greatest things.” My students and I always enjoy the human and political stories behind science (the tale of Alfred Nobel’s prizes is always a favorite) and “Megaprojects” serves many of these up nicely, often associated with current news—such as peripheral to Putin’s current Ukrainian invasion. The sub-20-minute megaproject videos (over 100 videos) include the Chernobyl confinement system iconic aircraft and spacecraft specimens and technology (the An-225 Mriya, the Hindenburg, ekranoplan, Falcon 9, ISS, MIR, Voyager, (GPS), Oak Ridge National Lab, London sewers, the SpaceX Starship, Bingham Canyon Mine, Mackinac Bridge, Millau Viaduct, Panama and Suez Canals, Nord Stream, Churchill Falls (I particularly enjoyed this one), Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, NY subway, the autobahn, etc. Political and industrial events including disasters are also discussed with reference to technology,...

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