In 1957 the Soviet Union beat the United States by launching the first satellite. A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
The effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.