Breakthrough: The Ideas that Changed the World

Airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m., beginning April 17.

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.

The six topics, each covered in a different episode, include the telescope, airplane, robot, automobile, rocket and smartphone. 

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