"Mega Machines: Sea Giants" Explores the Latest Technology Used to Challenge Extreme Maritime Environments

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05 October 2018
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Mega Machines: Sea Giants
Courtesy of Science Channel
"Mega Machines: Sea Giants"
Premieres Thursday, October 11 at 10 PM ET/PT on Science Channel
 
         Every mystery and danger of the sea is a technological challenge waiting to be overcome. From deep-sea danger to mega holiday cruises, helping rivers flow, and harvesting power, a new Science Channel eight-episode series dives in deep to unlock the ultimate challenges of extreme maritime environments.
 
         MEGA MACHINES: SEA GIANTS highlights the new tools and technology that are pushing the limits in the world’s most unruly bodies of water. The series looks at a state-of-the-art ocean miner used to extract the salts used to manufacture modern plastics. Two new multi-mission fireboats in Long Beach, California that can project water or foam 600 feet and higher than a 20-story building. The world’s biggest tidal turbine used to harness water as a source of unlimited energy. A heavyweight dredging project in Charleston, South Carolina that if successful, will completely transform its harbor, allowing this southern city to boast the deepest port on the Eastern Seaboard.
 
          “This series puts the spotlight on how important the world’s waterways continue to be,” said Marc Etkind, General Manager, Science Channel. “From shipping to climate change and tourism, this is the mind-blowing technology engineered to deal with the issues that only water can present.”
 
          Also looked at is a robo-shipping port; In Hawaii, RIMPAC, the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise showcases how a navy fleet is organized in action; and a mega cruise port in Miami that explores the technology behind operating the largest passenger port in the world.
 
 



 
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