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

AVAILABLE IN ITUNES

Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

view more

FEATURED PLAYLIST

Math Superstars

BOOKS BY OUR GUESTS

Mystery Box

No Waffling on the Numbers

Three delicious math games you can play on your waffles to build math fact fluency and geometry skills, from the folks at Bedtime Math.

Science Friday® is produced by the Science Friday Initiative, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Science Friday® and SciFri® are registered service marks of Science Friday, Inc. Site design by Pentagram; engineering by Mediapolis.

 

topics