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Engines of Our Ingenuity

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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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Engines of Our Ingenuity 2636: Admiral Michael Mullen and Mathematics

8/22/2017
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Episode: 2636 Admiral Michael Mullen and Mathematics. Today, leading the charge.

Duration: 00:04:03


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1387: The Wooden Ships of Mallows Bay

8/21/2017
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Episode: 1387 The ghost fleet of wooden ships in Mallows Bay. Today, a fleet of sunken ships.

Duration: 00:03:57


Engines of Our Ingenuity 3138: Messines Explosion

8/18/2017
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Episode: 3138 The once-greatest man-made explosion in the Battle of Messines Ridge. Today, a very big explosion.

Duration: 00:04:05


Engines of Our Ingenuity 2630: Determinism and the Many Worlds Interpretation

8/17/2017
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Episode: 2630 Determinism and the many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow.

Duration: 00:04:04


The Engines of Our Ingenuity 1386: Franklin’s Glass Armonica

8/16/2017
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Episode: 1386 Benjamin Franklin invents the glass armonica -- no mouth organ, this. Today, singing wine glasses.

Duration: 00:03:53


The Engines of Our Ingenuity 2627: The Bohr-Einstein Debates

8/15/2017
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Episode: 2627 Clash of the Titans: The Bohr-Einstein Debates. Today, a clash of titans.

Duration: 00:04:05


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1385: Bushnell’s Submarine

8/14/2017
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Episode: 1385 How David Bushnell built his submarine for the Colonial Army. Today, a new look at a Colonial technology.

Duration: 00:03:53


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1384: The Samurai Sword

8/11/2017
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Episode: 1384 The samurai sword and quality control through ritual. Today, let's talk about ceremony and technology.

Duration: 00:03:55


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

8/10/2017
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Episode: 2623 Thomas Carlyle and he Working of Free Markets. Today, economic salvation.

Duration: 00:04:04


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1383: Owning Time

8/9/2017
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Episode: 1383 In which we invent the watch and take possession of time. Today, we look at time as a new possession.

Duration: 00:03:59


Engines of Our Ingenuity 2622: Watson

8/8/2017
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Episode: 2622 Watson: A computer system that plays Jeopardy!. Today, Jeopardy!.

Duration: 00:04:04


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1382: Symphysiotomy

8/7/2017
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Episode: 1382 Symphysiotomy: Surgery and the clockwork mind of Rationalism. Today, clockwork and surgery.

Duration: 00:03:57


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1380: Indian Telegraph

8/4/2017
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Episode: 1380 William O'Shaughnessy and India's telegraph system. Today, telegraphy comes to India.

Duration: 00:03:54


Engines of Our Ingenuity 3137: The Rite of Spring

8/3/2017
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Episode: 3137 Igor Stravinski's The Rite of Spring. Today, a Russian revolution.

Duration: 00:06:08


Engines of Our Ingenuity 3136: Of Lamps and Whales

8/2/2017
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Episode: 3136 The Whale Oil Myth: The unrelated collapse of whaling and rise of petroleum. Today, did big oil save the whales?

Duration: 00:04:06


Engines of Our Ingenuity 2618: Søren Kierkegaard

8/1/2017
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Episode: 2618 Søren Kierkegaard: Christian Existentialist. Today, an exit.

Duration: 00:04:04


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1379: Frank and Peter Griffin

7/31/2017
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Episode: 1379 Frank and Peter Griffin: teaching calculus. Today, an obituary brings back memories.

Duration: 00:03:58


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1378: S. S. Edmund Fitzgerald

7/28/2017
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Episode: 1378 The wreck of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald; "Only a lake!" Today, just a lake!

Duration: 00:03:55


Engines of Our Ingenuity 2614: Pixels

7/27/2017
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Episode: 2614 Engineering Pictures Made of Pixels. Today, painting with pixels.

Duration: 00:04:04


Engines of Our Ingenuity 1377: Ben Franklin and Music

7/26/2017
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Episode: 1377 Benjamin Franklin writes about music and electricity. Today, Ben Franklin talks about music.

Duration: 00:03:54

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