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Monday, June 07, 2021 - 00:00

Prior to the operation at Fordlândia, industrialist Henry Ford had known only success. Now, explorers observe the remnants of his would-be (as he saw it) utopian production city, noting that equipment from the sawmill and generator was left to the elements and vandals over the years, rusting in the thick Amazon air.

Thursday, June 03, 2021 - 00:00

During World War II the Royal Air Force had few ways to rescue pilots downed at sea until deployment of the Supermarine Walrus, one of the most ungainly airplanes ever built.

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 00:00

Richard Browning uses the human mind to balance and control flight, producing a new generation of practical (if expensive) jet packs.

Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 00:00

Did Bell steal the most valuable patent ever issued, or were the two inventors on different tracks?

Tuesday, February 09, 2021 - 00:00

Perseverance may be NASA's most sophisticated rover yet, but it's only the latest chapter in a long history of innovation and experimentation on the Red Planet. 

Tuesday, February 09, 2021 - 00:00

Dubbed the Gossamer Albatross, Paul MacCready's engineering marvel revolutionized aeronautics when it became the first human-powered aircraft to cross the English Channel.

Tuesday, February 09, 2021 - 00:00

The first use of laser-guided bombs changed aerial warfare forever when they finally brought down the Dragon’s Jaw, a critical North Vietnamese bridge that had cost a dozen American aircraft during the Vietnam War. 

Tuesday, February 02, 2021 - 00:00

Vintage NASA photography has never been more popular. But, unlike the missions they depict, authentication of these prints is not an exact science.

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 00:00

A veteran editor discovered CBS VideoTape # 1  the oldest entertainment videotape in existence  when looking for a recording of the legendary Edsel Show.

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 00:00

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