Richard Hammond’s Miracles Of Nature

9:00pm Monday 19 November on BBC ONE

In the final episode of Richard Hammond’s Miracles Of Nature, Richard is once again investigating the extraordinary super-powers of the animal kingdom and discovering how a multitude of amazing creatures are inspiring inventions at the very forefront of science.

From the chilly climes of Sweden to the warmer shores of San Diego, Richard is once again on a global search to unearth remarkable creatures that have evolved with unique super-powers; along the way he’ll play predator to a tank full of Hagfish prey and fly above the pacific in search of migrating Humpback whales. He’ll also devise entertaining scientific experiments which will in turn explain the extraordinary workings of each of these phenomenal creatures’ specific capabilities.

Richard also meets scientists and engineers who have transferred these extraordinary talents to modern technology – from an invisible tank based on Cuttlefish camouflaging techniques, to a custom-built suit based on the exoskeleton of arthropods which enables a paralysed man take his first steps in seven years.

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9:00pm Monday 12 November on BBC ONE

This new three-part series for BBC One follows Richard Hammond as he investigates the extraordinary super-powers of the animal kingdom and finds out how a multitude of amazing creatures are inspiring inventions at the very forefront of science.

The second episode focuses on super-senses found within the natural world. Richard sees first-hand their unique super-senses in action, from elephants communicating via signals transmitted through the sand, to witnessing a blindfolded harbour seal track down a mini-submarine using only its whiskers. Along the way Richard devises entertaining scientific experiments which will in turn explain the extraordinary workings of each of these phenomenal creatures’ specific capabilities.

Richard also meets scientists and engineers who have transferred these extraordinary talents to modern technology, from a self-driving truck that navigates using only laser technology based entirely on whiskers, to a specially adapted bike which uses sonar to allow a blind man to cycle down a mountain bike course.

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9:00pm Monday 5 November on BBC ONE

This new three-part series for BBC One follows Richard Hammond as he investigates the extraordinary super-powers of the animal kingdom and finds out how a multitude of amazing creatures are inspiring inventions at the very forefront of science.

From South Africa to South America, Richard will travel the far reaches of the world to get up close and personal with both the tame and the wild and their remarkable abilities; from paragliding with Cape vultures to witnessing first-hand a pioneering operation on a giraffe. Along the way he’ll devise entertaining scientific experiments which will in turn explain the extraordinary workings of each of these phenomenal creatures’ specific capabilities.

Richard also meets scientists and engineers who have transferred these extraordinary talents to modern technology, from a state-of-the-art suit for jet pilots to withstand higher G-force, to a water-repelling substance to apply to everyday objects, including a mobile phone and a tailored suit.

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