History's most famous explosions, reproduced in cauliflower

The bombing of Nagasaki, the explosion of the Hindenburg, and the Challenger disaster have all been immortalized into smoke-filled photography. Artist Brock Davis has reproduced those iconic explosions in an unlikely medium: cauliflower. » 2/12/12 7:00am 2/12/12 7:00am

Airships are ready to make their big comeback

Ever since the Hindenburg disaster in 1937, airships have been a largely abandoned technology, their continued existence consigned to being a quick shorthand for alternate universes in science fiction. But now, 75 years later, airships might be ready to return. » 5/04/11 3:30pm 5/04/11 3:30pm

Sinking Ships, Exploding Airships, and Collapsing Bridges: The Dumbest…

Human ingenuity, our ceaseless drive to invent, create, and build, is one of our species's greatest strengths. But sometimes people just don't know what the hell they're doing. Here are the most ridiculous engineering disasters in human history. » 11/30/10 2:30pm 11/30/10 2:30pm