To the millions of fans awaiting the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the book's appearance at midnight on July 21 may have felt like magic. But it was actually a matter of careful planning and flawless execution.
With millions of muggles waiting for the latest Harry Potter volume to hit the bookstores (or their doorsteps), the people charged with its distribution relied not on magic, but on careful planning and painstaking execution.
Protecting trucks out on the open road may seem like the impossible dream. But high-tech tools designed to safeguard hazardous materials from terrorists could cut down on more commonplace thefts as well.