Drawing of a nuclear reactor based on Chicago Pile-1 from the 1944 patent application by inventors Enrico Fermi and Leo Szilard. (Image courtesy Argonne National Laboratory)

The Atomic Age's Beginnings on a Squash Court in Chicago

American Experience: Command and Control recounts a terrifying nuclear accident that almost led to a disaster. Learn about the origins of nuclear power at the University of Chicago, and the upsides and downsides of its future.

The Museum of Science and Industry's Great Train Story exhibit. (Courtesy of J.B. Spector/Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago)

MSI's Train Guy

"The Great Train Story" at the Museum of Science and Industry is a beloved stalwart of the museum. Meet the man who maintains it in advance of a NOVA episode on "Why Trains Crash," airing February 22 at 9:00 pm.
The Regent Seven Seas Explorer. (Courtesy of Martin Gorst)

The Extravagant Features of a Luxury Cruise Ship

Personal butlers, in-suite spas, prints by Chagall and Picasso, hand-blown Murano glass: this is a cruise at its most luxurious.
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