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  • Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures
    Roma Agrawal


    Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures

    Roma Agrawal’s Built is a full-throated celebration of structural engineering. The book nicely balances innovative new builds such as The Shard in London with tried-and-true designs such as the Middle Eastern water transport system known as the qanat. Classic narratives of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Hancock Tower are interspersed with more obscure examples, including… Read More
  • Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures
    Roma Agrawal


    An approachable introduction to structural engineering entertains and inspires

    Roma Agrawal’s Built is a full-throated celebration of structural engineering, interspersed with clearly explained, hand-illustrated lessons on engineering fundamentals, including statics, fluids, and strength of materials. She is passionate about her profession, and with carefully curated and beautifully narrated historical and contemporary examples, she reveals the nuts and bolts of engineerin… Read More
  • Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle
    Deborah Lee Rose and Jane Veltkamp

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    Beauty and the Beak

    In 2005, an emaciated eagle was discovered outside of a landfill in Alaska. She had been shot in the face, causing catastrophic damage to her upper beak. Such a grim story may seem a strange foundation on which to build a book for children, but the tale takes a happier turn when the raptor, nicknamed… Read More
  • Designing Reality: How to Survive and Thrive in the Third Digital Revolution
    Neil Gershenfeld, Alan Gershenfeld, and Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld

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    Three brothers anticipate the rise of digital fabrication

    In Designing Reality, three brothers join together to tackle the topic of digital fabrication. Their core premise is that widespread technological and societal transformation is on the horizon as today’s simple three-dimensional (3D) printers give way to a new era of digitally designed materials and fabricator networks. Digital fabrication will drive a third digital revolution… Read More
  • Robots
    Ben Russell, Curator

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    A new exhibition surveys five centuries of robotic invention

    For at least five centuries, humans have been dreaming up intelligent robots to do our bidding: from performing mundane tasks to completing difficult or complex endeavors that we cannot do ourselves. This 500-year quest is the subject of a groundbreaking new exhibition, entitled Robots, at the Science Museum London. Crossing boundaries of time and geography… Read More
  • Dream Big: Engineering Our World
    MacGillivray Freeman Films


    Emphasizing service to people and the planet, a new documentary seeks to inspire the next engineers

    Engineering has an image problem. The phrase “engineering disaster” rolls off the tongue, while great technical achievements are more often heralded as “scientific miracles.” Stereotypes of skinny white males with horn-rimmed glasses and pocket protectors continue to shape our ideas about who can become an engineer. Acknowledging the fact that the public and engineering students… Read More