Henry Petroski

Apr. 13, 2012

Engineering for Success by Building on Failure

A new book explores why engineers should pay close attention to past failures when designing a new bridge or plane.

engineering, bridges, invention, failure, Titanic, Challenger, Columbia, design, civil engineering

Oct. 26, 2007

Building Better Bridges

Engineers have been building bridges for hundreds of years. But are better designs, techniques, and materials available today?

transportation, infrastructure, bridges


Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Happy Thanksgiving!


Mystery Box

Meet The Balloonatics

\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.


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