Science & Technology


Saving Ships from Extreme Waves

Saving Ships from Extreme Waves

In the winter of 2000, the RRS Discovery recorded the highest waves ever measured in the open ocean, resulting in a surge of interest in extreme waves, and renewed emphasis on protecting ships and offshore structures from their destructive power.

Published 04/10/2012

 

HIV: A History

HIV: A History

Recent research suggests AIDS has been in the human population longer than previously believed, and that in parts of Africa, homegrown initiatives have been more successful at preventing the spread of HIV than the efforts of Western donors.

Published 04/01/2012

 

Sealab

Sealab

In the 1960s, Americans were focused on space and the idea of sending a man to the moon. In the meantime, a scrappy group of sea-dwelling divers were looking down—to the bottom of the ocean—and opening a vast undersea world to human exploration.

Published 02/04/2012

 

The Berkeley Pit

The Berkeley Pit

Butte, Montana toxic lake holds the unusual distinction of being an EPA Superfund site, and on the list of “places to go, things to see” at Visit Montana dot-com, the official travel site of the Montana Office of Tourism.

Published 12/04/2011

 

Staxxon’s Space-Saving Shipping Container

Staxxon’s Space-Saving Shipping Container

An “inside-the-box” approach to addressing inefficiencies in the transport of shipping containers.

Published 09/24/2011

 

Fracking the Marcellus Shale

Fracking the Marcellus Shale

In “The End of Country,” Seamus McGraw examines the promise—and peril—of the coming natural gas drilling boom.

Published 07/24/2011

 

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