In an effort to bring badly needed fuel and medications to Nome, Alaska, which is trapped in an exceptionally cold and snowy winter, the U.S. military is using an icebreaker to make its way through the Bering Sea.
Though much is still not understood of how the galaxies evolved, researchers are endeavoring to tackle that profound question, and have made a significant amount of progress using some of the world's most advanced telescopes.
Researchers at SRI International are working to develop a process that combines coal and natural gas to produce more efficient and cheaper liquid transportation fuels.
A new generation of massive cargo ships is prompting a number of engineering challenges for port operators.
Private companies have made a significant amount of progress in engineering spacecraft for leisure travel, prompting a growing number of everyday people to pursue their dreams of spaceflight.