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.
When two passenger ships collide off Nantucket in 1909, 1,500 people rely on 26-year-old Jack Binns to operate a new technology - wireless telegraphy - to save them all.
How do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
The worst epidemic in American history killed over 600,000 Americans during World War I.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.