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Winter 2011

Volume 25, Issue 4


Combining car and plane into a single vehicle remains a dream—but new efforts might change that

During the Civil War, the 16th President sed the new technology of telegraphy to communicate with his generals in the field--with great effect

A century ago, a railroad engineer devised the Grand Central Terminal, a brilliant and engaging solution to a complex problem

With the introduction of the steam engine, the Hudson River corridor became a hotbed of steamboat innovation -- and gave birth to the world's fastest vessels

In history's most ambitious marine salvage operation, the CIA organized and implemented the recovery of the forward section of a lost Soviet ballistic millile submarine in 1974 -- all without Russian knowledge.


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