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Edison vs. Nikola

It was a war of electrifying currents that lasted for decades, one that rallied players like Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse. On January 4, 1903, “Topsy” the elephant factored into the battle.

The Diesel Engine

In search of a more efficient engine, Rudolph Diesel set out to improve upon the steam technology ... more

First Roller Coaster

A former coal-carrying railway in Pennsylvania became the inspiration for America’s first roller ... more

Lawrence of Arabia

Possibly the inspiration for Indiana Jones, Thomas Edward Lawrence is known to the world as Lawrence ... more
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