Connections (1994)

Genres - Science & Technology, History  |   Sub-Genres - Inventions & Innovations, Social History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom , United States   |  
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The importance of ball bearings is explored in Connections 2: Sign Here, as series creator, writer, producer, and host James Burke once again takes viewers on a fast-paced journey into history and science. His thought-provoking forays take the viewer back in time to show how technology is influenced by events of the past. Cultural, political, economic, and social issues also contribute to discoveries and inventions. In this episode, Burke discusses Pascal, Lloyd's of London, the Wright brothers, probability, sign language, Murphy's Law, and lubrication.

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technology, social-change, connection, interdependence, invention