Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World

Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World

The Telescope

A look at how the telescope was invented, from Galileo to Edwin Hubble, and how the invention reaches the universe 13 billion light-years out. (60 minutes)

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UPCOMING EPISODES

Wed, 5/1 at 9:00 pm on KLRU HDTV

The Robot

Robots are first conceptualized in ancient Rome; how uses for robots have evolved over the centuries, from the calculator to the Roomba; what future robots might be able to do. (60 minutes)

Wed, 5/8 at 9:00 pm on KLRU HDTV

The Car

The 9,000-year history of the car, from its roots in dog sleds to Henry Ford's Model T; the next generation of self-driving automobiles. (60 minutes)