The Most Horrifying Industrial Disasters of All Time

Natural disasters have claimed countless human lives throughout history, with their unexpected waves of destruction. But there's still something uniquely terrifying and heart-breaking about an industrial disaster, when our best precautions fail and our achievements turn deadly. Here are the worst industrial… » 5/15/13 4:00pm 5/15/13 4:00pm

Giant Machines That Eat Garbage (and the People Who Feed Them)

Garbage disposal factories are the unsung heroes of the giant machine world. With everybody excited about Pixar's upcoming garbage robot flick Wall-E, it's time to meet some real-life garbage machines. Some are glistening high tech towers, like this waste disposal/power plant in Vienna. Others are surprisingly… » 2/08/08 2:00pm 2/08/08 2:00pm