Engines of Our Ingenuity

Engines of Our Ingenuity

<p>The story of technological progress is one of drama and intrigue, sudden insight and plain hard work. Let&#8217;s explore technology&#8217;s spectacular failures and many magnificent success stories.</p> ... Show More

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Episode: 1795 Blanche Ames: inventor, artist, and conservative activist.  Today, meet Blanche Ames.

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Episode: 3005 Was Kasparov Outmatched, or Was DeepBlue Lucky?  Today, the wrong move.

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Episode: 2188 The day the earth moved: plate tectonics and the right question.  Today, our guest, geologist Peter Copeland tries to ask the right question.

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Episode: 3004 Lenin, Mach, and Higher Dimensions.  Today, higher dimensions.

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Episode: 1793 What was your name in the States?": Beginning anew.  Today, what was your name, back in the States?

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December 8, 2019 3 min

Episode: 1794 From Autogiro to Gyroplane: Making the Unicorn Real.  Today, a forgotten chapter in the history of flight.

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Episode: 1792 The Siren call: not exactly lured by steam sirens and foghorns.  Today, we make noise.

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Episode: 3003 The Pennsylvania Prison System.  Today, in the pen.

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Episode: 2628 When traveling into space, how do you know you're there?  Today, astronaut Michael Barratt asks, where exactly is the border of space?

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December 3, 2019 3 min

Episode: 3002 How Technology Has Enabled Choices.  Today, we make a choice.

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Episode: 1791 The Thames Tunnel: Heroic engineering and its promotion.  Today, the Thames Tunnel.

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Episode: 1790 The Fireside University: struggling to know and teach, technology and science.  Today, a fireside university.

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Episode: 1789 Goethe's Farbenlehre: science and Romanticism.  Today, light and color.

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November 28, 2019 3 min

Episode: 2997 Much Ado About Aging.  Today, some things never get old.

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Episode: 2368 In which Shakespeare and Cervantes die on the same day, but eleven days apart.  Today, UH scholar, Richard Armstrong tells us about puzzles in chronology.

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Episode: 2995 Very High Speed Tube Trains.  Today, we go tubular.

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Episode: 1784 The folly of finding the first doughnut, or airplane.  Today, doughnuts and priority.

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Episode: 1787 A price on your head, but how much?  Today, what's a life worth?

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Episode: 1782 Thoughts about energy and the human motor.  Today, human energy.

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November 21, 2019 3 min

Episode: 2992 Algae.  Today, scum of the earth.

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