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Revolt of the engineers

"The Revolt of the Engineers:" This is the title of one of our favorite books: The Revolt of the Engineers: Social Responsibility and the American Engineering Profession by Edwin T. Layton Jr.

Engineers can have a dilemma: serve their employers or do good. Layton gives a super treatment of ways engineering professions dealt with this dilemma.

Which introduces another of the 2014 Royal Institution Ada Lovelace day talks:

Three bridges

Better study of the evidence tells us that resonance was not the cause of the collapse: Physics Today 68 #11, Nov 2015, pp64-65. Even though a more complex wind-bridge phenomena caused the actual collapse, earlier resonance likely weakened the structure.