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Engines of Our Ingenuity



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.



Published: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:12:03 +0000

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Engines of Our Ingenuity 1414: Advertisments in 1869

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:01:45 +0000

Episode: 1414 Viewing America through advertisements in Appleton's magazine, 1869.  Today, advertisements just after the Civil War.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171020.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3146: Some Reflections on Human Comprehension

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:01:02 +0000

Episode: 3146 Some Reflections on Human Comprehension.  Today, we reflect.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171019.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1413: Poets and the Industrial Revolution

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:01:38 +0000

Episode: 1413 How contemporary Romantic poets saw the Industrial Revolution.  Today, Romantic poets and the Industrial Revolution.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171018.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2665: When Obvious Isn’t Obvious

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:01:53 +0000

Episode: 2665  Intellectual vigilance: when obvious isn’t obvious.  Today, the people on the bus.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171017.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1412: NonExercise Activity Thermogenesis

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:01:20 +0000

Episode: 1412 NonExercise Activity Thermogenesis (or NEAT) and weight gain.  Today, we lose weight.   


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171016.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1411: John Dalton’s Notation

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 05:01:51 +0000

Episode: 1411 The role of notation in John Dalton's atomic theory.  Today, we wonder how to draw an atom.  


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171013.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2663: Horacio Alger

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 05:01:07 +0000

Episode: 2663 Horatio Alger.  Today, a Horatio Alger story.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171012.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1410: Homo Technologicus

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 05:01:03 +0000

Episode: 1410 Homo Technologicus.  Today, a chicken-and-egg question.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171011.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2660: Inside the Machine

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 05:01:12 +0000

Episode: 2660 Computers, Brains, and the Church-Turing Thesis.  Today, inside the machine.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171010.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1408: The Tortoise and The Hare

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 05:01:12 +0000

Episode: 1408 Fast game, slow game, and Stone Age population dynamics.  Today, a Paleolithic story of the tortoise and the hare.  


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171009.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1407: A Matter of Size

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 05:01:38 +0000

Episode: 1407 A matter of size: scaling laws among living species.  Today, a matter of size.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171006.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3145: The World Wide Web

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 05:01:15 +0000

Episode: 3145 Making the World Wide Web Come To Life.  Today, we browse.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171005.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1406: Medieval Age of Reasoning

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 05:01:24 +0000

Episode: 1406 The end of the medieval age of reason.  Today, a brief bright era in medieval Europe.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171004.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2657: Derangements and the Number e

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 05:01:03 +0000

Episode: 2657 Pierre de Montmort, derangements, and the number e.  Today, derangements.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171003.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1404: Prerequisites

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 05:01:37 +0000

Episode 1404: Prerequisites seen as a reflection of the structure of science.  Today, let's talk about the prerequisite course. 


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171002.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1403: Vanishing Sea Otters

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 05:01:38 +0000

Episode: 1403 Vanishing sea otters: only one piece of a long food chain.  Today, let's take a quick trip through a long food chain.  


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20190929.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3144: The Birth of the Internet

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 05:01:55 +0000

Episode: 3144 Forebear of the internet, ARPANET.  Today, who is that on the line? 


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170928.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1402: Franklin and de Chaumont

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 05:01:22 +0000

Episode: 1402 Ben Franklin and Le Ray de Chaumont's house in Paris.  Today, Ben Franklin, revolution, and a house in Paris. 


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170927.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2652: Descartes The Scientist

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 05:01:59 +0000

Episode: 2652 Descartes, the Scientist.  Today, an extended postscript.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170926.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3143: Hidden Reality

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:01:55 +0000

Episode: 3143 In which physics decides that a reality we cannot fathom lies behind what we know and see.  Today, hidden reality.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170925.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1401: Roosevelt, Remington, and the West

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:01:37 +0000

Episode: 1401 Theodore Roosevelt and Frederic Remington defining the West.  Today, Roosevelt and Remington go West.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170922.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3142: Search Engine Optimization

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:01:53 +0000

Episode: 3142 Internet Search Engine Optimization.  Today, a truly mammoth engine.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170921.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1400: Inured To Change

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:01:52 +0000

Episode: 1400 Trying to catch the flavor of the past.  Today, a look back.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170920.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2644: Camping and Creature Comforts

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:01:35 +0000

Episode: 2644 Camping and Creature Comforts.  Today, taking it with you.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170919.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1399: The Circus

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 05:01:43 +0000

Episode: 1399 The passing of the classical circus.  Today, we go to a circus.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170918.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3141: Greenhouse Gases

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 05:01:22 +0000

Episode: 3141 An analysis of greenhouse gases and climate change.  Today, a closer look at greenhouse gases.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170915.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2651: American Women’s Suffrage and Alice Paul

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 05:01:17 +0000

Episode: 2651 American Women’s Suffrage and Alice Paul.  Today, we march.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170914.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3140: Temperature Underground

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 05:01:57 +0000

Episode: 3140 A look at how the temperature varies underground.  Today, the temperature beneath our feet.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170913.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2647: The Give and Take of Internet Shopping

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 05:01:36 +0000

Episode: The Give and Take of Internet Shopping.  Today, getting to know you.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170912.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1398: Back To The Beginning

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 05:01:18 +0000

Episode: 1398 Back to the Beginning: First we commit. Then we see.  Today, a process within a process.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170911.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1396: An Engineer Named Calder

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 05:01:41 +0000

Episode: 1396 An engineer named Calder.  Today, an engineer takes up sculpture.  


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170908.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2646: On Being the Right Size

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 05:01:27 +0000

Episode: 2646 J. B. S. Haldane's "On Being the Right Size."   Today, on being the right size. 


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170907.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1395: Worst Airplanes

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 05:01:42 +0000

Episode: 1395 The World's Worst Aircraft: learning what constitutes bad.  Today, the worst airplanes ever built!


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170906.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3139: Maryam Mirzakhani

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 05:01:45 +0000

Episode: 3139 Maryam Mirzakhani: A life in Mathematics.  Today, let's talk about the Iranian-American mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170905.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1393: Inventing the Telegraph

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 05:01:23 +0000

Episode: Early inventions of the electric telegraph.  Today, we look at ninety years of electric telegraphy before Morse.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170904.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1392: Fog In The Woods

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 05:01:27 +0000

Episode: 1392 The nature of fog and of redwood trees.  Today, fog in the forest. 


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170901.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2643: P ≠ NP (OR IS IT?)

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 05:01:36 +0000

Episode: 2643 P ≠ NP (or is it?): an important problem in complexity theory.  Today, an educated guess.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170831.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1391: The Johnstown Flood

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 05:01:45 +0000

Episode: 1391 The Johnstown Flood. They didn't see it coming.  Today, a dam breaks.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170830.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2640: The Singing Nun

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 05:01:02 +0000

Episode: 2640 Joy and Tragedy in the Life of the Singing Nun.  Today, joy and tragedy. 


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170829.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1390: Crossing the English Channel

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 05:01:23 +0000

Episode: 1390 Crossing the English Channel, by water, air, and tunnel.  Today, we try to cross the English Channel.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170828.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1389: Regrowing Our Forests

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 05:01:52 +0000

Episode: 1389 The supply of wood: trouble along the Equator, good news to the North.  Today, some good news and some bad.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170825.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2639: The Space Needle

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 05:01:33 +0000

Episode: 2639 The Seattle World’s Fair and the Space Needle.  Today, a landmark in the clouds.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170824.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1388: A Short Discourse On Tunneling

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:01:41 +0000

Episode: 1388 A short history of tunneling.  Today, let's tunnel our way through history.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170823.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2636: Admiral Michael Mullen and Mathematics

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:01:37 +0000

Episode: 2636 Admiral Michael Mullen and Mathematics.  Today, leading the charge. 


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170822.mp3




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

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:01:19 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170821.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3138: Messines Explosion

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:01:37 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170818.mp3




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

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:01:14 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170817.mp3




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

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:01:24 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170816.mp3




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

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:01:32 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170815.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1385: Bushnell’s Submarine

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 05:01:59 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170814.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1384: The Samurai Sword

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 05:01:21 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170811.mp3




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

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 05:01:05 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170810.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1383: Owning Time

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 05:01:06 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170809.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2622: Watson

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 05:01:07 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170808.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1382: Symphysiotomy

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 05:01:50 +0000

Episode: 1382 Symphysiotomy: Surgery and the clockwork mind of Rationalism.   Today, clockwork and surgery.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170807.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1380: Indian Telegraph

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 05:01:42 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/eng1380_64k.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3137: The Rite of Spring

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 05:01:21 +0000

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


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/eng3137_64k.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3136: Of Lamps and Whales

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 05:01:31 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/eng3136_64k.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2618: Søren Kierkegaard

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 05:01:33 +0000

Episode: 2618 Søren Kierkegaard: Christian Existentialist.  Today, an exit.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/eng2618_64k.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1379: Frank and Peter Griffin

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 05:01:15 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/eng1379_64k.mp3




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

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:01:55 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170728.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2614: Pixels

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:01:03 +0000

Episode: 2614 Engineering Pictures Made of Pixels.  Today, painting with pixels.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170727.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1377: Ben Franklin and Music

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:01:59 +0000

Episode: 1377 Benjamin Franklin writes about music and electricity.  Today, Ben Franklin talks about music.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170726.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2611: Kepler’s Somnium

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:01:28 +0000

Episode:  2611 Early science fiction: Kepler’s Somnium.   Today, a dream.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170725.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1376: Frere Jacques

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:01:38 +0000

Episode: 1376 Frère Jacques: The canonical hours and mechanical clocks.   Today, religious practice and the mechanical clock. 


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170724.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3135: Fujita in Brookings

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:01:57 +0000

Episode: 3135 Nabuo Fujita returns in peace to Brookings, OR, after have waged war there.  Today, a war comes to an end.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170721.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2608: Maria Telkes

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:01:56 +0000

Episode: 2608 Maria Telkes: Solar Energy Pioneer.  Today, here comes the sun.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170720.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1375: Newton vs. Leibniz

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 05:01:29 +0000

Episode: 1375 Leibniz, Newton, and the great calculus dispute.  Today, we throw Leibniz's cat into the super collider. 


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170719.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2606: More Beautiful Books

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 05:01:22 +0000

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


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170718.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1373: Pittsburgh in 1816

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 05:01:47 +0000

Episode: 1373 Pittsburgh in 1816.  Today, let's visit embryonic Pittsburgh.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170717.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1372: The Paige Compositor

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 05:01:42 +0000

Episode: 1372 Mark Twain and the Paige Compositor.  Today, meet the man who bankrupted Mark Twain.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170714.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2603: Correlation

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 05:01:00 +0000

Episode: 2603 Correlation and Risk: When more egg baskets don't help.  Today, eggs and baskets.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170713.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2599: Strange Attractors and Imagery

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 05:01:38 +0000

Episode: 2599 The Art of Attraction: Imagery from Strange Attractors.  Today, the art of attraction.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170712.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1365: 1776

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 05:01:55 +0000

Episode: 1365 Colonial America, 1776: A new nation of glorious amateurs.  Today, we visit Colonial America.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170711.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1371: Soapy Sam and Huxley

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 05:01:35 +0000

Episode: 1371 The great evolution war at Oxford in 1860.  Today, we join the first major battle in a long war.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170710.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1370: Anno Domini 1370

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:01:05 +0000

Episode: 1370 Anno Domini 1370: So much going on just below the surface.  Today, the story behind an arbitrary date.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170707.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3134: Mathematical Monsters

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 05:01:57 +0000

Episode: 3134 Henri Poincaré and Mathematical Monsters.  Today, we get very, very kinky.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170706.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1369: Fokker’s Interrupter Mechanism

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 05:01:07 +0000

Episode: 1369 Fokker and the machine gun interrupter mechanism.  Today, we meet a nice young man and his killing machines.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170705.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3133: Juan Pujol García

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 05:01:04 +0000

Episode: 3133 Juan Pujol García: the Liar Who Helped Win D-Day.  Today, a great big liar saves the day.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170704.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1368: Baron Grimthorpe

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 05:01:11 +0000

Episode: 1368 Edmund Beckett, Lord Grimthorpe: of clockwork and convervatism.  Today, clocks for the rich and clocks for the poor.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170703.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1367: Struggling With Abstraction

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 05:01:45 +0000

Episode: 1367 Struggling with abstraction in schools and in public.  Today, we think about thinking abstractly.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170630.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3132: Kitchen Gadgetry

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:01:48 +0000

Episode: 3132 Gadgets in the American Kitchen.  Today, gadgets galore.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170629.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1366: Rain, Steam, and Speed

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:01:49 +0000

Episode: 1366 Rain, Steam, and Speed: Turner's vision of modern times.  Today, a painting tells the coming of rail.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170628.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2598: The Three Body Problem

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:01:10 +0000

Episode: 2598 Henri Poincaré, the three body problem, and chaos.  Today, three bodies.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170627.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1364: Radar

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 05:01:15 +0000

Episode: 1364 Our radar warning of the Pearl Harbor attack.  Today, devastation follows when we don't trust a new technology.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170626.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1363: Man The Measure

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:01:35 +0000

Episode: 1363 Man the measure -- man the meter.  Today, let's ask what meters measure.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170623.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3131: Jean Cavailles

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:01:11 +0000

Episode: 3131 Jean Cavaillès: War Hero and Philosopher.  Today, in the line of duty.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170622.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1362: Flying Across The Atlantic

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:01:18 +0000

Episode: 1362 The first twenty years of transatlantic flights.  Today, we fly the Atlantic.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170621.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3130: A War of Concrete

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 05:01:35 +0000

Episode: 3130 A War of Concrete: The Mulberry Harbors and the Invasion of Normandy.  Today, a portable port saves the day.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170620.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1361: The Crawler Transporter

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 05:01:52 +0000

Episode: 1361 NASA's Crawler Transporter: Largest land transport vehicle.  Today, we ride the world's largest land vehicle.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170619.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1360: Cleaning Ourselves

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 05:01:10 +0000

Episode: 1360 A brief history of bathing ourselves.  Today, let's bathe.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170616.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2596: Golf Club Grooves

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 05:01:18 +0000

Episode: 2596 Golf Club Grooves: How small changes in technology can cause controversy.  Today’s episode is brought to you by the letters U and V.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170615.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1359: Windmills

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 05:01:40 +0000

Episode: 1359 The Windmill: A device that has come, gone, and which may come again.  Today, let's tilt at windmills.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170614.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3129: What Went Wrong on D-Day

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 05:01:54 +0000

Episode: 3129 What Went Wrong on D-Day: The Paradox of the Allies' Greatest Campaign.  Today, when things go terribly wrong.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170613.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1358: William Minor and the OED

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 05:01:57 +0000

Episode: 1358 William Minor helping us to understand language from an insane asylum.  Today, a great dictionary and an asylum for the criminally insane.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170612.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1356: Betting On Science

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 05:01:43 +0000

Episode: Betting on science. It's been going on for a long time.  Today, let's bet on science.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170609.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3128: Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 05:01:20 +0000

Episode: 3128 The Lincoln-Douglas Debates and Lincoln-Douglas Debating.  Today, up for debate.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170608.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1355: George Squire

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 05:01:11 +0000

Episode: 1355 Major General George Squire, Muzak, and struggling to be generous.  Today, a story about altruism and Muzak.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170607.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2594: Ptolemy’s Geographia

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 05:01:15 +0000

Episode: 2594 Mapping the World: Ptolemy’s Geographia.  Today, a man and a map.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170606.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1357: Testing Airplane Propellers

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 05:01:44 +0000

Episode: 1357 An airplane propeller test facility, twelve years before the Wright Brothers.  Today, we test airplane propellers, 12 years before the Wright brothers flew.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170605.mp3