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Engines of Our Ingenuity

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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 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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Houston, TX

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Houston PR

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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


Episodes

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2044: Kettering’s Buzz Bomb

5/14/2021
Episode: 2044 Kettering's failed guided missile -- a 1918 Buzz-Bomb. Today, Kettering's Buzz Bomb.

Duration:00:03:49

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2623: Thomas Carlyle’s Past and Present

5/13/2021
Episode: 2623 Thomas Carlyle and the Working of Free Markets. Today, economic salvation.

Duration:00:04:04

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2710: Thomas Selfridge

5/12/2021
Episode: 2710 The First Fatality in Powered Flight Awakens the World to the Dangers of Aviation. Today, the first powered aviation fatality.

Duration:00:03:48

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2622: Watson

5/11/2021
Episode: 2622 Watson: A computer system that plays Jeopardy!. Today, Jeopardy!.

Duration:00:04:04

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2042: Science Remaking the World

5/10/2021
Episode: 2042 Looking at a brave new scientific world in 1922. Today, science and change.

Duration:00:03:49

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2041: James B. Emerson

5/9/2021
Episode: 2041 James B. Emerson: iconoclastic 19th-C turbine developer. Today, an iconoclast tests turbines.

Duration:00:04:05

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2037: Sleep

5/7/2021
Episode: 2037 Of sleep and dreams. Today, why do we sleep?

Duration:00:03:52

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1856: Form and Feeling

5/5/2021
Episode: 1856 Form and feeling, a necessary partnership. Today, our guest. Seattle actor Megan Cole, considers a necessary partnership.

Duration:00:04:02

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2614: Pixels

5/4/2021
Episode: 2614 Engineering Pictures Made of Pixels. Today, painting with pixels.

Duration:00:04:04

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2036: Edward Frankland

5/3/2021
Episode: 2036 Edward Frankland: A brilliant chemist with a weighty secret. Today, a remarkable Victorian chemist,and his dark secret.

Duration:00:03:48

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2034: The High-Wheeler

5/2/2021
Episode: 2034 The High-Wheeler, a brief and remarkable moment in bicycle evolution. Today, the brief day of the high-wheeler.

Duration:00:03:50

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2033: Milton Grosvenor Howe

4/30/2021
Episode: 2033 Milton Grosvenor Howe's remarkable drafting textbook. Today, an intimate look at America emerging.

Duration:00:03:50

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2611: Kepler’s SOMNIUM

4/29/2021
Episode: 2611 Early science fiction: Kepler's Somnium. Today, a dream.

Duration:00:03:49

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2469: Ancel Keys

4/28/2021
Episode: Ancel Keys and the Link between Diet and Heart Disease. Today, a heart doctor who wasn’t.

Duration:00:03:48

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2608: Maria Telkes

4/27/2021
Episode: 2608 Maria Telkes: Solar Energy Pioneer. Today, here comes the sun.

Duration:00:03:51

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2032: Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps

4/26/2021
Episode: 2032 Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps: revolution and conservativism entwined. Today, a conservative voice in a radical cause.

Duration:00:03:49

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2030: Ghosts Teaching History

4/25/2021
Episode: 2030 In which we listen to ghosts, and they explain history to us. Today, we learn history from ghosts.

Duration:00:03:50

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2029: The Polikarpov Fighters

4/23/2021
Episode: 2029 The last great biplane fighter -- the Polikarpov beyond its prime. Today, an airplane in the shifting skies of war.

Duration:00:03:48

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2606: More Beautiful Books

4/22/2021
Episode: 2606 More Beautiful Books: revisiting books by the foot. Today, the measure of a book.

Duration:00:03:49

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2707: Modeling

4/21/2021
Episode: 2707 Models of the world. Today, let’s talk about models.

Duration:00:03:48