In 1978 Adleman and two colleagues at MIT invented the world’s most widely used public-key cryptography method for securing communication on the Internet.
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.
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
Fumbling with his church hymnal gave chemist Art Fry an idea that turned into the ubiquitous office product