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Mechanical theology: ancient engineering brought gods from machines. Mar 1, 2015 515
It sounds hollow. Sep 1, 2013 592
Turning the well. Company overview May 1, 2013 537
Horseless wagon. Jul 1, 2012 757
Drawn to bigger things: the ancient technology of making wire now makes great structures possible. Feb 1, 2012 2050
A cable to shrink the earth: sixteen hours to send a telegram? That was a technological revolution in 1858. Jan 1, 2011 2813
A turn of the crank started the civil war: the cotton gin was a simple mechanism by today's standards, but its influence divided and then united a nation. Sep 1, 2009 1684
The Genesis of the steamboat: Fulton made it work on the second day. Apr 1, 2009 1783
Oh, what a Web we punch. Column Dec 1, 2007 674
Straight and true: masters of many arts, the craftsmen of early firearms advanced the standard of precision manufacturing. May 1, 2007 1849
Batteries not included. Letter to the editor Oct 1, 2006 118
Clear as glass: when the scientific revolution began in the 1600s, the lathe reshaped our view of the universe. Oct 1, 2006 1914
Tally-Ho the vacuum: an idea whose time had not quite come. Feb 1, 2006 1785
First in mass production: five and half centuries ago, the printed bible needed a lot of letters. Oct 1, 2005 2152
Organic developments: from one coliseum to another, this pneumatic machine has served athletes, emperors, and a genius or two. Apr 1, 2005 1641
Tutankhamen's tribology: mechanical problem had to be solved even back in the days of wooden chariots and leather bindings. Nov 1, 2004 1998
Harnessing the void: how the industrial revolution began in a vacuum--or, a pull is as good as a push. Dec 1, 2003 2343
Finite elements, roman-style: a very professional corps of ancient engineers made a lasting contribution to Western civilization. Sep 1, 2003 1870
200,000 Divided by 20. Aug 1, 2003 220
Under the Capitol dome: that may look like marble, but looks can be deceiving. Jun 1, 2003 1467
Drawing on experience: A CAD rendering is pretty, but the engineer needs to be in the picture. (Professionally Speaking). Nov 1, 2002 622

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