While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
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.