Tech & Engineering

  • Why Planes Vanish Can new technology prevent aircraft like Flight MH370 from disappearing without a trace? Watch the program.

  • Ben Franklin's Balloons Experts recreate the French’s daring first manned flights, which Franklin had chronicled. Airing October 22 at 9 pm

  • The Real X-Ray Vision New devices—which could be on the market soon—will let you see who’s behind a wall. And that’s just the beginning. Discover what's in store.

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Books

  • The Diamond Makers

    by Robert Hazen

  • Decoding the Heavens: A 2,000-Year-Old Computer—and the Century-long Search to Discover Its Secrets

    by Jo Marchant

  • Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail

    by Mathys Levy and Mario Salvadori

  • Made to Measure: New Materials for the 21st Century

    by Philip Ball

  • The New Science of Strong Materials or Why You Don't Fall through the Floor

    by J. E. Gordon

  • The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More

    by Chris Anderson

  • The Soul of a New Machine

    by Tracy Kidder

  • Electronic Brains: Stories from the Dawn of the Computer Age

    by Mike Hally

  • Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time

    by Dava Sobel

  • The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell's Secret

    by Seth Shulman

  • The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers

    by Tom Standage

  • Tesla: Man Out of Time

    by Margaret Cheney

  • The New Way Things Work

    by David Macaulay

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