Science & Technology
Lessons learned from the St. Francis Dam failure—and its impact on the civil engineering profession at-large.
Twenty-six hydrogen airships were destroyed in fiery accidents prior to the Hindenburg disaster. Why did such a flawed technology persist in the face of repeated catastrophic failures?
Prior to the negotiations that produced the framework of a nuclear pact, the United States attempted to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program using a sophisticated digital weapon—Stuxnet.
Is the greatest threat to our privacy the NSA, or data brokers and Big Business?
Lessons learned from a little-known construction accident, which threatened the completion of the world’s longest single-entrance tunnel, as well as a decade-long effort to clean up Boston Harbor.
In “Kitty Genovese,” author Kevin Cook debunks the myth that “38 respectable, law-abiding citizens in Queens watched a killer stalk and stab a woman in three separate attacks in Kew Gardens.”