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Engines of Our Ingenuity

By Houston Public Media

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.

  1. 1.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3070: Leon Theramin09/29/2020
    6:09
  2. 2.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1212: Macroparasites09/28/2020
    3:37
  3. 3.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1936: Electric Toy Making09/27/2020
    3:48
  4. 4.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1935: Wilson, Before Audubon09/25/2020
    3:49
  5. 5.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3205: Alice Augusta Ball09/24/2020
    3:47
  6. 6.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3243: The Water Illusion Machine09/23/2020
    3:50
  7. 7.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3242: Dr. John McLoughlin09/22/2020
    3:46
  8. 8.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1210: Pasteur’s Biomilitarism09/21/2020
    3:35
  1. 9.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1931: Wu Ting-Fang in America09/20/2020
    3:48
  2. 10.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1934: Somerville, Curiosity, and Learning09/18/2020
    3:48
  3. 11.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3202: Gladys West09/17/2020
    3:45
  4. 12.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2426: Charles Dow09/16/2020
    3:53
  5. 13.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3069: Edward Saylor: Repairman09/15/2020
    3:51
  6. 14.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2511: Nostrums and Quackery09/14/2020
    3:49
  7. 15.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1932: The Lost Patents09/13/2020
    3:47
  8. 16.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1930: Durability of Writing09/11/2020
    3:48
  9. 17.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3067: Multiples of Nine09/10/2020
    3:52
  10. 18.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2579: Music and Mathematics09/09/2020
    3:49
  11. 19.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3241: Hooker’s Green09/08/2020
    3:46
  12. 20.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1141: The Tipping Point09/07/2020
    3:34
  13. 21.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1928: Moth Balls or M&Ms09/06/2020
    3:49
  14. 22.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1927: Balthazar-Georges Sage09/04/2020
    3:48
  15. 23.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3066: Creativity Behind the Scenes09/03/2020
    3:50
  16. 24.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2620: Reading Baden-Powell09/02/2020
    3:49
  17. 25.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3064: Crowdsourced Problem Solving09/01/2020
    3:52
  18. 26.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2795: Carlos Finlay08/31/2020
    4:04
  19. 27.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1925: In the Museums08/30/2020
    4:05
  20. 28.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1924: George Green08/28/2020
    3:47
  21. 29.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3063: Chrysler’s K Cars08/27/2020
    4:03
  22. 30.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2243: Organizing for Disaster08/26/2020
    3:48
  23. 31.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3062: The Rise and Fall of Rubber City08/25/2020
    3:48
  24. 32.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3240: Origins of Engines’ Ingenuity08/24/2020
    3:51
  25. 33.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1923: The London Eye08/23/2020
    4:10
  26. 34.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1919: Möbius08/21/2020
    4:04
  27. 35.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2249: Mrs. Coade’s Stone08/19/2020
    4:04
  28. 36.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3060: Radical Behaviorism08/18/2020
    4:03
  29. 37.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2687: What Lives Within Us08/17/2020
    4:03
  30. 38.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1920: The Life and Death of the Akron08/16/2020
    4:05
  31. 39.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1916: Anesthesia in 184808/14/2020
    4:07
  32. 40.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3059: Vera Rubin and Dark Matter08/13/2020
    4:03
  33. 41.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2531: Reading Vienna08/12/2020
    4:05
  34. 42.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3058: Bounding Billies08/11/2020
    3:51
  35. 43.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2534: History and Epidemic Disease08/10/2020
    3:48
  36. 44.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1918: Fairness08/09/2020
    3:48
  37. 45.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1915: A Walk Up-Town08/07/2020
    4:03
  38. 46.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3057: Ivan Pavlov08/06/2020
    4:06
  39. 47.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2557: The Google Ranking Algorithm08/05/2020
    3:48
  40. 48.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2535: Times Tables08/04/2020
    4:06
  41. 49.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1014: War on Disease08/03/2020
    3:50
  42. 50.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1917: Etienne Jules Marey08/02/2020
    3:51
  43. 51.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1914: Cal Rodgers and Vin Fiz07/31/2020
    3:48
  44. 52.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3239: The Materialism Controversy07/30/2020
    3:44
  45. 53.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2780: Mail Plane to History Maker07/29/2020
    3:55
  46. 54.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1913: Inventing the Street07/27/2020
    4:03
  47. 55.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1911: Submarines in 191507/26/2020
    4:03
  48. 56.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1910: ‘Abbas Ibn Firnas07/24/2020
    3:49
  49. 57.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3238: Whitewashing07/23/2020
    3:47
  50. 58.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2533: The Power of Three07/23/2020
    3:48
  51. 59.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2991: Writing in Colors07/22/2020
    3:49
  52. 60.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2529: Comparing Fingerprints07/21/2020
    3:48
  53. 61.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1908: Blombos Cave07/20/2020
    3:47
  54. 62.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1909: What’s the Problem?07/19/2020
    3:49
  55. 63.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1907: Earlier Than We Think07/17/2020
    3:49
  56. 64.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2527: Alphonse Bertillon07/16/2020
    3:48
  57. 65.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2010: George McJunkin & Aleš Hrdlicka07/15/2020
    3:49
  58. 66.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3237: Copland’s Fanfare07/14/2020
    3:42
  59. 67.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1905: La Tapisserie de Bayeux07/13/2020
    3:48
  60. 68.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1906: Cats in Ancient Cyprus07/12/2020
    3:49
  61. 69.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1904: The Wilkes Expedition07/10/2020
    3:48
  62. 70.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2523: Georges-Eugène Haussman07/09/2020
    3:48
  63. 71.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1786: Circumstantial Evidence07/08/2020
    4:00
  64. 72.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3236: The Humble Index Card07/07/2020
    3:43
  65. 73.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1902: Heat in the Shadow of Rouen07/06/2020
    3:49
  66. 74.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1903: Flubber07/05/2020
    4:04
  67. 75.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1901: The Timber Square Set07/03/2020
    3:48
  68. 76.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2520: Hybrid Electric Car Technology07/02/2020
    4:03
  69. 77.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2505: Wild America07/01/2020
    3:48
  70. 78.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2517: Rebecca Clarke06/30/2020
    3:50
  71. 79.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1900: 1900 — The Year06/29/2020
    4:03
  72. 80.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1899: Kurt Gödel06/28/2020
    3:49
  73. 81.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1898: Pierre Gassendi06/26/2020
    3:48
  74. 82.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2513: Our Teachers06/25/2020
    3:48
  75. 83.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2553: Complexity and Emergence06/24/2020
    3:48
  76. 84.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2510: Reason in All Things06/23/2020
    3:48
  77. 85.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1894: Of Accuracy and Story-Telling06/22/2020
    4:04
  78. 86.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1893: Satyendranath Rose06/21/2020
    3:48
  79. 87.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1892: A Tolerance for Ambiguity06/19/2020
    3:48
  80. 88.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2507: The Unsung Engineer06/18/2020
    3:48
  81. 89.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2419: Perfecting Coffee06/17/2020
    3:50
  82. 90.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2503: Rod Serling06/16/2020
    3:51
  83. 91.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1891: Earth, Air, Fire, & Water06/15/2020
    3:47
  84. 92.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1890: Riding the Wrong Horse06/14/2020
    4:04
  85. 93.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1889: Dolly Shepherd06/12/2020
    3:47
  86. 94.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2501: Nietzsche, Strauss, Kubrick, and a Trilogy of Metaphor06/11/2020
    3:53
  87. 95.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2499: Texas Germans06/10/2020
    4:04
  88. 96.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2495: Creativity Within Limits06/09/2020
    3:57
  89. 97.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1892: A Tolerance for Ambiguity06/08/2020
    3:48
  90. 98.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1887: Ernest K. Gann06/08/2020
    3:48
  91. 99.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1888: Henry Winstanley06/07/2020
    3:48
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    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1886: Key West Railway06/05/2020
    3:48

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