Engineers Build a Better World

Shah Selbe, National Geographic Society

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"Engineers create the society that we live in," says National Geographic Explorer Shah Selbe. "They give us the tools to solve humanity's greatest mysteries ... they save lives." He cites Leonardo da Vinci, the Wright brothers and Ada Lovelace, often described as the world's first computer programmer, as examples of inventors whose contributions to the world were feats of engineering.

Jan 21, 2015

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