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

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\tWinter weather means more than sledding and snowmen. Next snowstorm, grab a magnifying glass and try snowflake hunting. Bullet rosettes, stellar plates, and capped columns are just a few of the varieties of snow crystal you can find in your backyard. Kenneth Libbrecht, physicist at Caltech and snowflake expert, shares secrets of the snowflake.

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