Synopsis by Alice Day
The impressively swift actions of a SWAT team help to illustrate the subjects in this episode of Connections, as James Burke brings his method of science education to viewers. As he reviews the technology used by SWAT members, he has the opportunity to discuss aspirin, carbolic acid, heart attacks, nitroglycerin, laughing gas, the Alps, the Orient Express, hot-air balloons, surgery, Mabach-Gottlieb Daimler-Mercedes, and helicopters. Connections 2: Getting It Together was created, written, and produced by Burke, who also hosts the series.
technology, social-change, connection, interdependence, invention