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Engines of Our Ingenuity

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The Engines of Our Ingenuity is a radio program that tells the story of how our culture is formed by human creativity. 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.

The Engines of Our Ingenuity is a radio program that tells the story of how our culture is formed by human creativity. 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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The Engines of Our Ingenuity is a radio program that tells the story of how our culture is formed by human creativity. 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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English


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Engines of Our Ingenuity 1588: Nieuport 17

10/22/2018
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Episode: 1588 The Nieuport 17, early harbinger of the finished WW-I fighter. Today, a case history of technological change.

Duration:00:03:40

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1587: Early Warplanes

10/19/2018
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Episode: 1587 In which airplanes gradually learn to wage war. Today, we turn plowshares into swords.

Duration:00:03:40

Engines of Our Ingenuity 3190: Victorian Supernatural Science

10/18/2018
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Episode: 3190 Henry and Eleanor Sidgwick and Victorian Supernatural Science. Today, Sidgwick, Sidgwick, and the paranormal.

Duration:00:04:42

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1586: Topsell’s Beasts

10/17/2018
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Episode: 1586 Topsell's history of four-footed beasts and serpents. Today, a zoology book.

Duration:00:03:42

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2821: Lobotomy

10/16/2018
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Episode: 2821 Science gone wrong: the lobotomy. Today, science gone wrong.

Duration:00:03:49

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1584: Hugo Distler

10/15/2018
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Episode: 1584 Hugo Distler: Beleaguered pioneer of twentieth century music. Today, the brief moment of a musical genius.

Duration:00:03:44

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1583: Glide Bombs

10/12/2018
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Episode: 1583 Glide Bombs and the unrevealed Rohna disaster. Today, the weapon we didn't know about.

Duration:00:03:42

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2819: Folding Bicycles

10/11/2018
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Episode: 2819 Folding bicycles battle new terrain. Today, altered shapes.

Duration:00:03:49

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1582: Llewellen M. K. Boelter

10/10/2018
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Episode: 1582 M. K. Boelter and engineering education at its best. Today, a great teacher.

Duration:00:03:43

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2814: Braess’s Paradox

10/9/2018
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Episode: 2814 Braess's Traffic Flow Paradox. Today, taking a new road.

Duration:00:03:50

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1581: One Good Turn

10/8/2018
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Episode: 1581 The screwdriver: Thoughts on greatness and invisibility. Today, the screwdriver.

Duration:00:03:42

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1580: Su-Sung’s Clock

10/5/2018
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Episode: 1580 Su-Sung's wonderful eleventh-century water clock. Today, Su-Sung's wonderful clock.

Duration:00:03:39

Engines of Our Ingenuity 3189: The Price of Holding On

10/4/2018
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Episode: 3189 The Price of Holding On. Today, what's it worth?

Duration:00:04:41

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1579: The Hidden Wright Brothers

10/3/2018
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Episode: 1579 Five years before we found out about the Wright Brothers! Today, we gradually learn about the Wright Brothers' flight.

Duration:00:03:42

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2811: Jury Duty

10/2/2018
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Episode: 2811 Jury Duty: deciding the size of the jury pool. Today, jury duty.

Duration:00:03:48

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1578: Seaplanes

10/1/2018
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Episode: 1578 The brief day of the great flying boats. Today, we ask what ever became of flying boats.

Duration:00:03:56

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1577: The Monte Hall Problem

9/28/2018
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Episode: 1577 The Monty Hall Problem and the unexpected value of information. Today, we learn not to turn our back on information.

Duration:00:03:53

Engines of Our Ingenuity 3188: Julia Child

9/27/2018
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Episode: 3188 Julia Child: Kitchen Innovator. Today, bon appétit!

Duration:00:03:35

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1576: The Wind

9/26/2018
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Episode: 1576 The wind and its technologies in the ancient mind. Today, wind and the medieval mind.

Duration:00:03:54

Engines of Our Ingenuity 3187: Raspberry Pi

9/25/2018
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Episode: 3187 The Raspberry Pi, a Small Computer with a Lot of Flavor. Today, a very sweet computer.

Duration:00:03:17