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Spring 1996


Volume 11, Issue 4

FEATURES

THE ORIGINAL SHOWPLACE for America’s most elegant automobiles has been restored to a state worthy of its distinguished past
SUCH AN APPEALING TECHNOLOGY just had to be useful somehow. If the Army didn’t want it, perhaps the movies would.
In 1776 the Revolutionary Army tried out a revolutionary weapon—the submarine. In 1977 that pioneer craft was re-created to make its perilous dives anew.
BY SPANNING THE MISSISSIPPI at St. Louis, James Eads inaugurated a new era in bridge technology. He also encountered a terrible new hazard for workers: caisson disease.
IN THE 1950S THE GEODESIC DOME STOOD FOR Cold War and capitalism; a decade later it meant hippies and the counterculture. A lesson in the curious politics of technology.

DEPARTMENTS

LETTERS

NOTES FROM THE FIELD

POSTFIX

THEY’RE STILL THERE

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