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Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World

Take a mind-blowing journey through human history, told through six iconic objects that modern people take for granted, and see how science, invention and technology built on one another to change everything. These are the secrets of how we got to our modern world.

Show Info

Network: United States PBS (2019 - 2019)
Schedule: Wednesdays at 22:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

Official site: www.pbs.org

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Previous Episode

The Smartphone

Episode 1x06; May 22, 2019

Dial in to the fascinating history of the smartphone, from its roots in Morse Code to 2007, when Apple unveiled the first-ever iPhone. Plus, see how the next generation of smartphones will allow us to communicate through them just by thinking.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: The SmartphoneMay 22, 2019
1x05: The RocketMay 15, 2019
1x04: The CarMay 8, 2019
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  • Revolutions: The Ideas That Changed the World (United Kingdom United Kingdom)
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