The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.