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Summer 2004


Volume 20, Issue 1

FEATURES

THE MAMMOTH ARTIFICIAL PORT AT OMAHA BEACH TOOK A YEAR TO PLAN AND 22,000 MEN TO BUILD. IT LASTED FOR THREE DAYS.

CONEY ISLAND HAS BEEN WORLD FAMOUS FOR 150 YEARS. BUT WHO REMEMBERS THAT ITS BEACH IS THE REVOLUTIONARY ACHIEVEMENT OF ONE EMBATTLED ENGINEER?

SATELLITES, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, COMPUTING, THE INTERNET-ALMOST ALL THE FEATURES OF THE INFORMATION AGE WERE SHAPED IN PART AT THE RAND CORPORATION

HOW WE GOT FROM ANDRÉS SEGOVIA TO KURT COBAIN

A BRUTAL INDUSTRY GIVEN LIFE BY ONE INVENTION WAS FINALLY MADE HUMANE BY ANOTHER

FOR EDITH FLANiGEN, INVENTING NEW CHEMICALS HAS BEEN DEEPLY MEANINGFUL WORK—AS WELL AS GREAT FUN

THE BOATS THAT MADE THE LANDINGS POSSIBLE, AND THE MAN BEHIND THEM

DEPARTMENTS

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