Designed as a carrier-based torpedo bomber, the Fieseler Fi-167 ended up hunting Yugoslav Partisans when its ship never materialized.
High-pressure hydraulic mining operations send toxic sludge down river, inundating towns and farms
During Gregory Boyington's brief, tempestuous career with the AVG, he was responsible for losing more airplanes than he shot down.
It’s easy enough to design a bad airplane, but it takes real gumption to put it into production despite all signs to the contrary.
Iran will build a bomb when it's ready, despite treaty restrictions
Decades after soldiers were wounded, bits of lead showed up in X-rays, or simply appeared
After a slow start, Washington's spymasters used mathematics, chemistry, and sneakiness to turn the tide against the British
Bad roads and mountains made ditches and locks the most modern mode of transportation—for a while
After sharing Nobel Prize, Ken Rutherford wrote a history of Civil War explosive devices
History’s first homebuilt entrepreneur named his aircraft after an insect.