To get out of the way of hurricanes, the entire city of Galveston had to be lifted as much as eleven feet, buildings and all, and walled off from the sea
Developing System/360, in the early 1960s, meant spending five billion dollars to make every existing IBM computer obsolete. The gamble paid off—and reshaped the industry.
Cyrus McCormick won it—his famed Virginia reaper came to dominate America’s harvests—but he didn’t win by building the first reaper or, initially, the best
Sixty years ago Clyde Tombaugh discovered a new planet—one that couldn’t be found until the proper technology came along
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