There is a top-secret aviation program funded by a mysterious money trail that could revolutionise flight and unleash a new lethal technology. The new and final frontier of speed is hypersonics - attaining Mach 5, nearly four thousand miles per hour. The engineering, technology and challenges are demanding and complex. But if this barrier is shattered, it would allow transport of individuals and/or payloads from any spot on the globe to any other location in just a few hours. More ominously, a few nations are working on hypersonic missiles, capable of reaching their target in minutes and completely unstoppable. Mike Baker delves into this fascinating black file.
After the dramatic fire that ravaged Notre-Dame de Paris on April 15, 2019, the cathedral is still standing, but the building's overall stability has been weakened. Archaeologists are poring over each piece of charred debris to learn more about the building's structure, while rope access technicians, stonemasons, and carpenters, under the supervision of the chief architect for Notre-Dame, work tirelessly to shore up the remaining structure before it is too late. This documentary special was produced in the immediate aftermath of the Notre-Dame de Paris' fire tragedy. With special access on-site, we are embedded with all the highly skilled craftsmen qualified with the experience needed to prevent the cathedral from collapsing. It captures unique human stories and bears witness to the progress and challenges of this once in a life time mission.
The definition of a wardrobe staple, denim is as diverse as the people who wear it. Kyle Ng travels to Japan to see how to make the world's best jeans.
Kyle Ng travels the US to explore the past and present of the T-shirt. He sees new silhouettes, walks the memory lane of 1990s rap tees, and tie dyes with a master.
Milton Terrace at Millers Point in Sydney was sold off for $4.25M in 2015 as part of the NSW Government's disposal of 300 public housing buildings. For property developer Michael Stokes, it's a Mayfair terrace in the making!
How is rail transforming the lives of people and crafting identity?
Georgina Weir's unique Melbourne Store Le Louvre is featured in this episode, where the atmosphere of a traditional Parisian salon presents amazing designer clothing to be found nowhere else in Australia. Berry Liberman joins Georgina and Lee Lin as she comes to buy a new item.
This episode is about Nicola Finetti and his use of shrunk and distressed chiffon or other fabric to produce unique knits and faux furs.
This episode is about Georgia Chapman and Maureen Sohn, whose timeless and unique designs, as well as hand-printed fabrics, were the starting point for their label Vixen. Their horizons have since broadened to a range of apparel, as well as homewares.
Lee Lin Chin talks to contemporary fashion industry specialists, such as designers, high fashion importers and even dry cleaners, and has them explain their work and their influences. This episode is about Robert Moore and Mambo shirts, cloths that he uses as canvases to showcase his art, infused with his love of cars and rock 'n' roll. Robert Moore talks about his relationship with the surfing community.
This episode takes place in Melbourne and is about Peter Boyd and Denise Sprynskyj on deconstructionism in fashion. Denise Sprynskyj and Peter Boyd established Melbourne-based label S!X in 1993 after graduating in fashion design from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). An important part of their work is recycling.
Fashion series hosted by iconic fashion guru Lee Lin Chin. This episode, Lee Lin Chin meets Sarajevo-born Mira Vukovic, the creator of the romantic and edgy womenswear line Mad Cortes, and finds out what inspires her creative process. She talks about her bold yet playful Automobile Woman's line influenced by the art deco period and the 1920s artist Tara de Limpika.
Gate Gourmet, the world's largest airline caterers, reveal how their chefs make thousands of meals every day for passengers flying from LAX.
OneWeb Satellites reveal how space vehicle designers, manufacturing engineers and robotics combine to build and launch web satellites into space.
Ireland is home to over 70,000km of rivers and over 12,000 lakes, but are people taking this priceless resource for granted?
Richard sets out to see if gadgets can make the great outdoors a more comfortable, inviting place to be.
We all hate mornings. The moment we wake up, there are the usual dull things to do - get washed, get dressed, have breakfast, get to work - even making decisions about what to wear and what to eat and drink are dull and tedious. This episode sets out to find out how can gadgets make the whole experience less of a chore and more fun.
An Australian fashion newsflash. Alex Perry talks bridal with SBS's iconic fashion guru, Lee Lin Chin.
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