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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 2883: Dead Salmon and Good Statistics03/21/2019
    4:06
  2. 2.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1654: Tidal Power, 192103/20/2019
    4:04
  3. 3.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2879: Empty Shipping Containers03/19/2019
    4:06
  4. 4.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1653: Aeolian Vibration03/18/2019
    4:07
  5. 5.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1652: Justus von Liebig03/15/2019
    4:07
  6. 6.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2878: U-Boats in WW-I03/14/2019
    4:05
  7. 7.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1650: Inherent Stability in 191603/13/2019
    3:59
  8. 8.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2875: Pierre Fauchard03/12/2019
    4:05
  1. 9.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1649: Fessenden and Radio Sound03/11/2019
    4:03
  2. 10.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1648: An American Dirigible03/08/2019
    3:59
  3. 11.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2872: The Stimpmeter03/07/2019
    4:06
  4. 12.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1646: Who Did What By When?03/06/2019
    4:00
  5. 13.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2870: The Canal Du Midi03/05/2019
    4:05
  6. 14.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1645: Pi03/04/2019
    4:03
  7. 15.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1644: Hufeland on Infants03/01/2019
    3:46
  8. 16.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity: 3205 Alice Augusta Ball02/28/2019
    4:03
  9. 17.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1643: Athanasius Kircher02/27/2019
    4:03
  10. 18.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3204: Mobility Matters02/26/2019
    3:58
  11. 19.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1642: Halley’s Comet02/25/2019
    3:59
  12. 20.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1641: Aaron Montgomery Ward02/22/2019
    3:45
  13. 21.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2868: Scholasticism02/21/2019
    4:05
  14. 22.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1640: Learning Electricity02/20/2019
    4:01
  15. 23.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2865: Computer Divide02/19/2019
    4:05
  16. 24.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1639: Flying to the Edge of Air02/18/2019
    4:01
  17. 25.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1638: Floating Airports02/15/2019
    4:02
  18. 26.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2863: Bits, Nibbles, and Bytes02/14/2019
    4:05
  19. 27.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1637: Natural Magic02/13/2019
    4:01
  20. 28.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2860: The Cascade Tunnel02/12/2019
    4:05
  21. 29.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1636: Of Books and Learning02/11/2019
    4:04
  22. 30.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1635: The Sign of the Barber Pole02/08/2019
    4:00
  23. 31.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2859: The Mind of Georg Cantor02/07/2019
    4:06
  24. 32.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1634: Daedalus02/06/2019
    3:59
  25. 33.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3203: The Shape of Proteins02/05/2019
    4:04
  26. 34.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1633: Studying Calculus02/04/2019
    4:00
  27. 35.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1632: The Sunken Monitor02/01/2019
    3:55
  28. 36.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3202: Gladys West01/31/2019
    4:01
  29. 37.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1631: Borrowing a One01/30/2019
    4:03
  30. 38.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2857: Leonid Kantorovich01/29/2019
    4:05
  31. 39.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1630: Creating Nature01/28/2019
    4:03
  32. 40.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1629: Resisting Change01/25/2019
    3:59
  33. 41.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3201: Minimalist Music and Dennis Lee Johnson01/24/2019
    4:14
  34. 42.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1628: The First Red Cross Ambulance01/23/2019
    3:58
  35. 43.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3200: The Banach-Tarski Paradox01/22/2019
    4:01
  36. 44.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1627: The Medical Genius01/21/2019
    4:01
  37. 45.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1625: Elisha Gray and Miracles01/18/2019
    4:02
  38. 46.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1624: Garrett Morgan01/16/2019
    4:02
  39. 47.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2855: Gregorian Chant01/15/2019
    4:10
  40. 48.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1623: Joel Dorman and Esther Steele01/14/2019
    4:04
  41. 49.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1622: Fingerprints01/11/2019
    3:58
  42. 50.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2853: Radio Frequency Identification01/10/2019
    4:10
  43. 51.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1621: Motherland01/09/2019
    4:00
  44. 52.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2364: The Longest Year01/08/2019
    4:06
  45. 53.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2566: Champagne01/07/2019
    4:04
  46. 54.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1620: The Indian Canoe01/04/2019
    3:59
  47. 55.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2850: Dutch Flood Control01/03/2019
    4:04
  48. 56.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1619: A Theatre of Machines01/02/2019
    4:04
  49. 57.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2848: Corrugated Cardboard01/01/2019
    4:09
  50. 58.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1585: Dissonance12/31/2018
    3:58
  51. 59.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2669: Christmas Greenery12/28/2018
    4:03
  52. 60.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2847: Life Saving Engineering12/27/2018
    4:05
  53. 61.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1618: Existence and Uniqueness12/26/2018
    3:59
  54. 62.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2845: Floating Islands12/25/2018
    4:03
  55. 63.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1617: Connections12/24/2018
    4:04
  56. 64.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1616: Ivan Pulzunov12/21/2018
    4:01
  57. 65.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3199: The Rise of DC12/20/2018
    4:02
  58. 66.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1615: Learning to Use Coal12/19/2018
    4:02
  59. 67.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3198: Subatomic Particles12/18/2018
    4:00
  60. 68.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1614: Advice for Living, 183612/17/2018
    4:01
  61. 69.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1613: Faraday and Magnetism12/14/2018
    4:01
  62. 70.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2842: Engineering Magnet12/13/2018
    4:04
  63. 71.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1612: Enemy at the Gates12/12/2018
    4:02
  64. 72.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2840: Seattle’s Floating Bridges12/11/2018
    4:04
  65. 73.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1611: Benjamin Franklin and Cotton Mather12/10/2018
    4:01
  66. 74.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1608: Members in Tension12/07/2018
    3:57
  67. 75.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3197: Sharing Computers12/06/2018
    4:02
  68. 76.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1607: Fire Control12/05/2018
    3:58
  69. 77.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2839: The World’s Largest Ships12/04/2018
    4:06
  70. 78.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1606: The Skycity12/03/2018
    4:00
  71. 79.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1605: The Rush to Height11/30/2018
    4:01
  72. 80.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3132: Kitchen Gadgetry11/29/2018
    4:03
  73. 81.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity: 1604 Hydrogen11/28/2018
    4:00
  74. 82.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2835: Reverse Engineering the Brain11/27/2018
    4:05
  75. 83.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1603: Old Galileo11/26/2018
    4:01
  76. 84.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1602: The Tragedy of the Commons11/23/2018
    4:02
  77. 85.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3196: Flannery O’Connor11/22/2018
    4:03
  78. 86.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1601: Dirt11/21/2018
    3:59
  79. 87.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3195: The Converging Literacies of the Digital Age11/20/2018
    4:04
  80. 88.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1600: Adams’s Education11/19/2018
    3:53
  81. 89.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1599: Urban Archaeology11/16/2018
    3:54
  82. 90.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3194: The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence11/15/2018
    4:04
  83. 91.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1598: Surface Tension11/14/2018
    3:57
  84. 92.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3193: Purple Men11/13/2018
    4:01
  85. 93.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1597: Ottoman Telegraph11/12/2018
    3:58
  86. 94.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1596: The First Automobile?11/09/2018
    3:56
  87. 95.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3192: Self Reflection11/08/2018
    4:03
  88. 96.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1595: Alfred Stieglitz11/07/2018
    3:56
  89. 97.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2832: Claude-Louis Navier11/06/2018
    4:06
  90. 98.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1594: The Mad Scientist11/05/2018
    3:56
  91. 99.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1593: LST-32511/02/2018
    3:57
  92. 100.
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2830: Generative Art11/01/2018
    4:10

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