Science & Technology


The St. Francis Dam Failure

The St. Francis Dam Failure

Lessons learned from the St. Francis Dam failure—and its impact on the civil engineering profession at-large.

Published 03/11/2016

 

Monsters

Monsters

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?

Published 11/23/2015

 

Countdown to Zero Day

Countdown to Zero Day

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.

Published 04/05/2015

 

What Stays in Vegas

What Stays in Vegas

Is the greatest threat to our privacy the NSA, or data brokers and Big Business?

Published 11/04/2014

 

Trapped Under the Sea

Trapped Under the Sea

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.

Published 04/08/2014

 

Kitty Genovese, 50 Years Later

Kitty Genovese, 50 Years Later

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.”

Published 03/12/2014

 

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