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.

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October 19, 2021 3 min
Episode: 3262 Where Is Skull Island & Could Such A Place Be Real?  Today, explaining the impossible.
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Episode: 2124 On Crystal Ballgazing: A 1918 airplane of the future.  Today, a crystal ball.
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Episode: 2122 Other people's money: Thoughts about diamonds and con games.  Today, other people's money.
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Episode: 2121 Reading about domestic mechanics in 1918 -- how soon we forget.  Today, how soon we forget.
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Episode: 2716 On the rocks: building with ice.  Today, on the rocks.
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Episode: 2905 Imagination's Contributions to Science and Technology, Developmental Psychology and Imagination.  Today, the gift of imagination.
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Episode: 2888 The Strength Through Joy Car: Hitler's Volkswagen and American Consumer Culture.  Today, the "strength through joy" car.
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Episode: 2120 ME-163B Komet: a secret weapon that almost worked.  Today, the problem with secret weapons.
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Episode: 2119 Gutenberg, spherical mirrors, and cast type.  Today, we see into the Renaissance.
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Episode: 2118 We are the machines' media - metaphors of function and metaphors of form.  Today, our machines speak through us.
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Episode: 2715 Bulbous bows.  Today, bulbous bows.
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Episode: 2670 The Expanded Human Habitat: Our Solar System as a Defining Environment.  Today, we expand the notion of environment.
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Episode: 2881 Racial Mythologies: Hans Günther vs. Julian Huxley on the Concept of Race.  Today, poison in the library.
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Episode: 2115 The color of water, the color of air, the color of God.  Today, let's measure the color of water.
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Episode: 2116 Balloons and hydraulic rams -- unexpected bedfellows.  Today, gravity versus the incredible lightness of being.
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October 1, 2021 3 min
Episode: 2114 A house for the blimps that saved us from submarines.  Today, blimps and houses made to hold them.
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Episode: 2713 Storing energy for the power grid.  Today, power.
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September 29, 2021 3 min
Episode: 2645 Eero Saarinen, Hannskarl Bandel and the creation of the Gateway Arch.  Today, a chain and an arch.
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Episode: 2836 Bumping into Signs: Emergent Semiotic Spaces.  Today, signs of the times.
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Episode: 2112 In which Röntgen struggles to put fact before fame -- not so easy to do.
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