Sci&Tech

When technology bites back

This file photo taken on April 30, 1986 shows a picture taken from a helicopter in April 1986 showing a general view of the destroyed fourth power block of Chernobyl's nuclear power plant a few days after the catastrophe. From the 1912 sinking of RMS Titanic to the Chernobyl nuclear accident 30 years ago, technology has repeatedly confounded the confidence of its creators. AFP / VLADIMIR REPIK

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on April 28, 2016, on page 13.

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