Explore the series of events that led to one of the worst industrial accidents in the United States, look at what went wrong with NASA's Skylab in 1974, and examine the fire that destroyed a gas company in 2005.
Standing majestically for centuries, great pyramids have long inspired and mystified scholars. Leading experts and historians explore the engineering genius that created some of the largest structures on the planet.
The engineering marvel Machu Picchu sits perched on a ridge in the Peruvian Andes. Originally built by the Incas, this magnificent structure remains a mystery. Was it an observatory? Pleasure retreat? Fortress?
It's clear from the bow that nearly brought down Rome, the suspension system that revolutionized the chariot, and the axe that named a country that barbarians and technology aren't such a contradiction after all.
A deadly accident traps hundreds in a smoke-filled Alpine tunnel; three boilers explode on a Mississippi riverboat; a cockpit warning system malfunctions, causing a crash before the jetliner ever takes off.
To err is human, but when the error results in the loss of life, it's a disaster. Learn about the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, the Buffalo Creek Dam disaster, and the explosion of a tanker in Los Angeles harbor.
Throughout history the same builders and engineers that paved man's path out of the caves and into the modern world also caused some of mankind's worst disasters. Revisit notable disasters and their probable causes.
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