Since 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge has stood through high winds, strong water currents, heavy traffic loads, and earthquake tremors. How did engineers design it to be structurally sound?
In a word: mathematics.
Here's your chance to explore a few suspension bridge building principles. Test engineering concepts, see their intricate math, and learn how they play out on the bridge today.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
The dramatic story of the streamliners is one of remarkable achievements and opportunities lost.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.