Genre: Documentary, History, Science, Technology
Premise: Historians reveal and discuss evidence of centuries-old theories and prototypes for many contemporary procedures and technologies, like brain surgery and computers.
S06, E02 (First Aired: Nov. 12, 2009)
Ancient prototypes of the modern gun; an ancient manuscript has a recipe for tracer fire; mega-mortar; the bizarre ``wind of the cannonball'' phenomenon.
S03, E07 (First Aired: Mar. 6, 2007)
Exploring how modern military innovations stem from ancient Chinese inventions like gunpowder and automated crossbows.