Engines of Our Ingenuity

Engines of Our Ingenuity

The story of technological progress is one of drama and intrigue, sudden insight and plain hard work. Let’s explore technology’s spectacular failures and many magnificent success stories.... Show More

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March 4, 2021 3 min
Episode: 2576 Are screw caps good for wine?  Today, a turn of the screw.
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Episode: 2691 What Happens to the Human Body When Exposed to Vacuum?  Today, the body at vacuum.
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Episode: 2575 The illustrious history of Prime Numbers.  Today, some numbers for the ages.
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Episode: 2000 The Arc of Inventions, and the problem of selecting a hero.  Today, the Arc of Inventions.
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Episode: 2656 An American in Paris: Eugene Bullard, Black hero in the jazz age.  Today, an American in Paris.
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Episode: 1076 Slave Inventors and question, "Who owns an idea?"  Today, we ask, "Who should own a patent?"
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Episode: 2572 Melville and Anna Bissell and the Carpet Sweeper.  Today, a husband and wife engineer success.
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Episode: 2684 Will Computers Replace Scientists?  Today, will computers replace scientists?
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Episode: 2570 Celebrating Human Ingenuity.  Today, a story in two parts.
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Episode: 1998 Fast presses and the new literacy.  Today, let the presses roll.
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Episode: 1709 Cap Wigington.  Today, a remarkable architect.
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Episode: 2563 The Prolific Isaac Asimov.  Today, science or fiction?
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Episode: 2666 Codes, ciphers and Alan Turing.  Today codes, ciphers and Alan Turing.
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Episode: 2562 Paul Samuelson and the textbook Economics.  Today, a book that helped educate the world.
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February 16, 2021 3 min
Episode: 3250 The sophisticated simplicity of an opening umbrella.  Today, let's open our umbrella.
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Episode: 1999 A new book for Mary Anne Howley: and a revolution unfulfilled.  Today, a ghost in a book.
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Episode: 1996 The organ electric in a brave new world.  Today, the organ electric.
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Episode: 2559 Going, Going, Gone! A look at auctions.  Today, going, going, gone!
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Episode: 2816 Sir William Hamilton and the Beginnings of Volcanology.  Today, the beginnings of volcanology.
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Episode: 3249 Behaving As If, a Skill for Containing Stress.  Today, a skill for challenging times.
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