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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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Houston, TX

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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


Episodes

Engines of Our Ingenuity 3156: Revisiting H. L. Mencken

1/18/2018
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Episode: 3156 Revisiting H. L. Mencken. Today, we revisit a look at the future.

Duration: 00:03:26


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1457: Eratosthenes’s Diameter of the Earth

1/17/2018
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Episode: 1457 Eratosthenes's 2200 year old calculation of Earth's size. Today, we measure the earth.

Duration: 00:03:39


Engines of Our Ingenuity 2712: Yutaka Taniyama and the Taniyama-Shimura Conjecture

1/16/2018
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Episode: 2712 Yutaka Taniyama and the Taniyama-Shimura Conjecture. Today, a tragic ending.

Duration: 00:04:03


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1456: Paper in Samarkand

1/15/2018
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Episode: 1456 In which paper goes from China to Europe by way of Samarkand. Today, paper makes a long journey.

Duration: 00:03:40


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1455: Dentistry

1/12/2018
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Episode: 1455 A brief history of dentistry and pain. Today, we drill teeth.

Duration: 00:03:39


Engines of Our Ingenuity 3155: Wrinkle Free Cotton

1/11/2018
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Episode: 3155 Ruth Benerito and Wrinkle Free Cotton. Today, we wash and wear.

Duration: 00:03:28


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1454: Juxtaposition and Contradiction

1/10/2018
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Episode: 1454 The sometimes astonishing results of juxtaposing contradictory ideas. Today, a thought about juxtaposition and contradictions.

Duration: 00:03:37


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1453: Two Huygens and John Donne

1/9/2018
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Episode: 1453 Christiaan and Constantijn Huygens, and John Donne. Today, a tale of two Huygens and John Donne.

Duration: 00:03:39


Engines of Our Ingenuity 2364: The Longest Year in History

1/8/2018
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Episode: 2364 46 BC: In which Julius Caesar creates the longest year. Today, UH scholar Richard Armstrong tells us about the longest year in history.

Duration: 00:03:50


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1451: Inventing the Library

1/5/2018
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Episode: 1451 Inventing the free public lending library: socialism in books. Today, we invent the library.

Duration: 00:03:40


Engines of Our Ingenuity 2711: Two

1/4/2018
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Episode: 2711 The number two. Today, two.

Duration: 00:03:47


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1450: Searching for Cleopatra

1/3/2018
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Episode: 1450 In which we learn too much about Cleopatra and the Pharos Lighthouse. Today, we look for Cleopatra.

Duration: 00:03:42


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1448: Guillotin/Guillotine

1/2/2018
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Episode: 1448 The Guillotine and the democratization of death. Today, heads will roll.

Duration: 00:03:38


Engines of Our Ingenuity 3037: Carol of the Bells

1/1/2018
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Episode: 3037 Carol of the Bells. Today, a Christmas carol.

Duration: 00:04:13


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1447: Eighteenth-Century Factory Maintenance

12/29/2017
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Episode: 1447 18th-C factory maintenance: messier than Diderot showed us. Today, a question of image and reality.

Duration: 00:03:35


Engines of Our Ingenuity 3154: Non-Constructive Proofs

12/28/2017
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Episode: 3154 Knowing Without Knowing What: Non-Constructive Proofs. Today, knowing without knowing what.

Duration: 00:04:39


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1446: Speed

12/27/2017
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Episode: 1446 Speed: Why we can't seem to get beyond 150 miles per hour. Today, how fast dare we go?

Duration: 00:03:40


Engines of Our Ingenuity 2709: Where To Now, My Dear Watson?

12/26/2017
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Episode: 2709 IBM’s Watson and the aftermath of winning Jeopardy! Today, is it bigger than a bread box?

Duration: 00:03:48


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1444: ThrustSSC: 763 MPH

12/25/2017
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Episode: 1444 In which ThrustSSC passes the sound barrier on land. Today, a very fast car.

Duration: 00:03:38


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1443: Praising the Famous

12/22/2017
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Episode: 1443 Some thoughts on fame and fortune in technology. Today, thoughts on fame and fortune.

Duration: 00:03:33

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