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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 Apr 2018 17:31:29 +0000

Copyright: ℗ & © 2018 Houston Public Media
 



Engines of Our Ingenuity 1498: Thoughts On Jumping

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:01:58 +0000

Episode: 1498 How the In which we try to jump as high as a flea.  Today, can you jump as high as a flea?  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180420.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3170: Rosalind Franklin

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:01:44 +0000

Episode: 3170 The Historical Legacy of Rosalind Franklin.  Today, Photo 51.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180419.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1497: The Double-Bitted Axe

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 05:01:37 +0000

Episode: 1497 The rise of Paul Bunyan's radical double-bitted axe.  Today, we learn to use a new axe.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180418.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2738: Sarah Bernhardt

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:01:16 +0000

Episode: 2738 Sarah Bernhardt on and off the stage.  Today, talent or celebrity? 


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180417.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1496: Mrs. Greenhow, Confederate Spy

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 05:01:15 +0000

Episode: 1496 Mrs. Greenhow, the first great Confederate spy.  Today, we meet a Confederate spy.   


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180416.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1495: The Chauffeur Problem

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 05:01:37 +0000

Episode: 1495 The strange persistence of X-ray hair removal.  Today, we learn to drive our own cars -- and manage our own computers.   


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180413.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2737: Air Conditioning

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 05:01:40 +0000

Episode: 2737 Air Conditioning.  Today, we cool it. 


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180412.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1494: X-Ray Hair Removal

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 05:01:58 +0000

Episode: 1494 The strange persistence of X-ray hair removal.  Today, we kill ourselves to remove hair.   


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180411.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2736: Brought To You By

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 05:01:41 +0000

Episode: 2736 Brought to you by our sponsor.  Today, sponsorship.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180410.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1492: Necessity in the Siege of Paris

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 05:01:01 +0000

Episode: 1492 Necessity and invention during the 1870 siege of Paris.  Today, necessity, invention, and the Siege of Paris.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180409.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1491: Orpheus

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 05:01:14 +0000

Episode: 1491 In which business schools study a leaderless orchestra.  Today, we have no leader.   


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180406.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3169: Percy Bridgman and Meaningless Questions

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 05:01:04 +0000

Episode: 3169 Percy Williams Bridgman, Operationalism, and Meaningless Questions.  Today, meaningless questions.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180405.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1490: Germs

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 05:01:35 +0000

Episode: 1490 Germs, John Snow, and the Broad Street Well.  Today, we talk about germs.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180404.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2735: Technical Communication

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 05:01:16 +0000

Episode: 2735 The challenge of technical communication.  Today, bringing ideas to life.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180403.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1489: Helicopter

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 05:01:15 +0000

Episode: 1489 Inventing the helicopter: harder than it looked.  Today, we invent the helicopter.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180402.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1488: The Roeblings

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 05:01:38 +0000

Episode: 1488 John, Washington, & Emily Roebling, and the Brooklyn Bridge.  Today, a family gives us the Brooklyn Bridge. 


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180330.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3168: Condorcet

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 05:01:15 +0000

Episode: 3168 Insights of the Enlightened Marquis de Condorcet.  Today, science frees the mind. 


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180329.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1487: Telephone Use

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 05:01:57 +0000

Episode: 1487 Teaching the American public to use the telephone.  Today, would you buy the first telephone?  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180328.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2733: In the Palm of Your Hand

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 05:01:30 +0000

Episode: 2733 American culture and the inscriptions on U.S. Coins.  Today, money. 


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180327.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1485: Ship of Gold

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 05:01:28 +0000

Episode: 1485 Ship of gold in the Deep Blue Sea: an impossible treasure recovery.  Today, we hunt treasure.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180326.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1484: Georg Cantor

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 05:01:07 +0000

Episode: 1484 Georg Cantor, the man who counted beyond infinity.  Today, we wonder about counting to infinity.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180323.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2731: Louis Braille

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:01:44 +0000

Episode: 2731 Invention from Injury: The Story of Louis Braille.  Today, injury sparks creativity.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180322.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1483: Gibbs and Visualization

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:01:39 +0000

Episode: 1483 In which J. Willard Gibbs pictures gear teeth.  Today, a glimpse into the mind of J. Willard Gibbs.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180321.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2727: Spooky Action at a Distance

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 05:01:01 +0000

Episode: 2727 Quantum Theory’s Copenhagen Interpretation and the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) Paper.  Today, we get spooky.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180320.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1482: Black Box

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 05:01:19 +0000

Episode: 1482 Black-boxing technology and knowledge.  Today, we ask what's inside a black box.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180319.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1481: Photography: The Salad Days

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:01:58 +0000

Episode: 1481  A revealing view of photography's early days.  Today, where was photography headed in 1854?  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180316.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3167: Animal Navigation

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 05:01:30 +0000

Episode: 3167 How Animals Navigate.  Today, finding the way home.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180315.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity: 1480 Streamline

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 05:01:03 +0000

Episode: 1480 Streamlining and the American public.  Today, we talk about streamlining.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180314.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3166: Spoonerisms

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 05:01:06 +0000

Episode: 3166 Spoonerisms and Their Unwilling Namesake.  Today, spooning in speakerisms.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180313.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1479: Great-Grandchildren

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 05:01:17 +0000

Episode: 1479 The riddle of more grandparents than people.  Today, you and I are kin.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180312.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1478: Statue of Liberty, 1885

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 06:01:58 +0000

Episode: 1478 A sneak preview of the Statue of Liberty.  Today, a sneak preview of the Statue of Liberty.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180309.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3165: Serendipity

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 06:01:11 +0000

Episode: 3165 Serendipity and the Inventive Mind.  Today, not-so-dumb luck.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180308.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1477: A Car For Anne Boleyn

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 06:01:48 +0000

Episode: 1477 A horseless carriage offered to Anne Boleyn.  Today, we offer Anne Boleyn an automobile.   


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180307.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2720: Ice Aircraft Carriers and Pykrete

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 06:01:55 +0000

Episode: 2720 Project Habbakuk: Ice Aircraft Carriers and Pykrete.  Today, something simple.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180306.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1476: Inventing the Dishwasher

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 06:01:58 +0000

Episode: 1476 In which Josephine Cochrane invents the dishwasher.  Today, the birth of the dishwasher.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180305.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1475: Evariste Galois

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 06:01:01 +0000

Episode: 1475 The tragic tale of Evariste Galois.  Today, let's tell the remarkable tale of Evariste Galois.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180302.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3164: Fanfare

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 06:01:35 +0000

Episode: 3164 The Story Behind Some Great Fanfares.  Today, great fanfare. 


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180301.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1474: Beach’s Secret Subway

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 06:01:06 +0000

Episode: 1474 Alfred Ely Beach builds a secret subway in New York City.  Today, a secret subway.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180228.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2718: Canning and the Tin Can

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 06:01:30 +0000

Episode: 2718 Canning and the Tin Can.  Today, it's in the can. 


Media Files:
https://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/23105050/KUHF_20180227.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1473: Titanic and Great Eastern

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 06:01:16 +0000

Episode: 1473 Two unsinkable ships: the Titanic and the Great Eastern.  Today, a story of two ships. One sank. One didn't.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180226.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1472: Big Numbers

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:01:58 +0000

Episode: 1472 New uses for huge numbers.  Today, big numbers find new meaning.   


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180223.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3163: Questioning The Speed Of Light

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:01:20 +0000

Episode: 3163 Answering Questions About Variable Speed Of Light Theories.  Today, the speed of light. 


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180222.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1471: Jamestown and Suicide

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:01:27 +0000

Episode: 1471 Some thoughts about immigrants, depression, suicide & Jamestown.  Today, a story about Jamestown and self-destruction.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180221.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3162: Charge With My Jacket

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:01:10 +0000

Episode: 3162 A Jacket With Embedded Flexible Thin-Film Batteries That Can Charge a Device.  Today, a wonderful technology.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180220.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1470: Occam’s Razor

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:01:43 +0000

Episode: 1470 Occam's razor and engineering design.  Today, we cut with Occam's razor.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180219.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1469: The Hourglass

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:01:15 +0000

Episode: 1469 The hourglass: the poor man's clock, the poor man's metaphor.  Today, let's look at the hourglass.   


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180216.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3161: Is Your Red My Red?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:01:35 +0000

Episode: 3161 Seeing Red: What Goes On in the Minds of Others?  Today, seeing red.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180215.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1468: The Bicycle

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:01:50 +0000

Episode: 1468 The evolution of the bicycle.  Today, let's talk about bicycles and freedom.   


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180214.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2717: Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:01:39 +0000

Episode: 2717 Kant, rationalism, empiricism, and the Critique of Pure Reason.  Today, a critique of pure reason.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180213.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1467: Napoleon and Iron

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 06:01:46 +0000

Episode: 1467 Napoleon Bonaparte and Iron in France.  Today, Napoleon builds iron monuments.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180212.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1466: Vegetable Physiology

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 06:01:45 +0000

Episode: 1466 An old botany book for young girls changes scientific thinking.  Today, a young student forms a scientific theory.   


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180209.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3160: Angela Merici

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 06:01:04 +0000

Episode: 3160 Angela Merici and the Education of Girls in North America.  Today, a small seed blossoms. 


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180208.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1465: The Cancer Cluster Problem

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 06:01:07 +0000

Episode: 1465 In which random statistical clusters look significant.  Today, we flip six heads in a row.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180207.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3159: A Strange Thing About Spatial Dimensions

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 06:01:55 +0000

Episode: 3159 When Infinity and Dimensionality Collide.  Today, infinitely befuddling.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180206.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1464: Learning Curve

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 06:01:49 +0000

Episode: 1464 Trying to teach technologies that were novel for us, but not our students.  Today, a thought about technological change and learning.   


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180205.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1463: New Hampshire Iron

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 06:01:28 +0000

Episode: 1463 An old pig iron smelter in the New Hampshire underbrush.  Today, an old iron works hidden in the tall grass.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180202.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2716: Building With Ice

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 06:01:16 +0000

Episode: 2716 On the rocks: building with ice.  Today, on the rocks.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180201.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1462: Jedidiah Morse

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 06:01:02 +0000

Episode: 1462 Jedidiah Morse, geographer and Samuel F. B. Morse's father.  Today, Jedidiah Morse's geography.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180131.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2715: Bulbous Bows

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 06:01:46 +0000

Episode: 2715 Bulbous bows.  Today, bulbous bows.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180130.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1461: Telescopes

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 06:01:02 +0000

Episode: 1461 George Everett Hale and BIG telescopes.  Today, we look through some really big telescopes.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180129.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1460: Chindogu

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 06:01:18 +0000

Episode: 1460 The little-known Japanese art of Chindogu.  Today, the odd Japanese art of Chindogu.   


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180126.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3158: Controlled Avalanches

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 06:01:00 +0000

Episode: 3158 Controlling Avalanches with Artillery Fire.  Today, averting natural disaster ... with guns. 


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180125.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1459: Teaching and Ambiguity

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 06:01:55 +0000

Episode: 1459 A tongue-tied attempt to say what teaching is.  Today, teaching and ambiguity.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180124.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2713: Storing Energy for the Power Grid

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:01:36 +0000

Episode: 2713 Storing energy for the power grid.  Today, power.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180123.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3157: Martin Luther King Jr.

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 06:01:37 +0000

Episode: 3157 Martin Luther King Jr's. remarkable means.  Today, a preacher teaches us about invention.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180122.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1458: Streetcars in Houston

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:01:29 +0000

Episode: 1458 The brief bright day of the electric trolley in Houston.  Today, let's ride the Houston trolley.   


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180119.mp3




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

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:01:27 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180118.mp3




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

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:01:21 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180117.mp3




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

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:01:49 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180116.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1456: Paper in Samarkand

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:01:58 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180115.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1455: Dentistry

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:01:37 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180112.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3155: Wrinkle Free Cotton

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 06:01:49 +0000

Episode: 3155 Ruth Benerito and Wrinkle Free Cotton.  Today, we wash and wear. 


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180111.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1454: Juxtaposition and Contradiction

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 06:01:35 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180110.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1453: Two Huygens and John Donne

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 06:01:11 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180109.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2364: The Longest Year in History

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 06:01:49 +0000

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.   


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180108.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1451: Inventing the Library

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 06:01:11 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180105.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2711: Two

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 06:01:36 +0000

Episode: 2711 The number two.  Today, two.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180104.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1450: Searching for Cleopatra

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 06:01:31 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180103.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1448: Guillotin/Guillotine

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 06:01:27 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180102.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3037: Carol of the Bells

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 06:01:12 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20180101.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1447: Eighteenth-Century Factory Maintenance

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 06:01:44 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171229.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3154: Non-Constructive Proofs

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 06:01:38 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171228.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1446: Speed

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 06:01:08 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171227.mp3




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

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 06:01:24 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171226.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1444: ThrustSSC: 763 MPH

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 06:01:19 +0000

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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171225.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1443: Praising the Famous

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 06:01:12 +0000

Episode: 1443 Some thoughts on fame and fortune in technology.  Today, thoughts on fame and fortune.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171222.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3153: How the Brain Sees

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 06:01:06 +0000

Episode: 3153 How the Optic Nerve Effects Sight.  Today, a bodily bottleneck. 


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171221.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1442: Walter Chrysler

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 06:01:13 +0000

Episode: 1442 Walter Chrysler and the texture of fame.  Today, an odd glimpse of the texture of fame.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171220.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2706: Desert Plants

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 06:01:45 +0000

Episode: 2706 The beauty of desert plants.  Today, life giving water.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171219.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1441: Secret New York

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 06:01:08 +0000

Episode: 1441 The secret places that define a city.  Today, we look for the secret places that complete a city.   


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171218.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1440: Steam Engines in England

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:01:01 +0000

Episode: 1440 Steam engines in England during the 18th century.  Today, a look at steam engines in 18th-century England.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171215.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3152: Elisha Perkins

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:01:24 +0000

Episode: 3152 Elisha Perkins and Tractors.  Today, a cautionary tale.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171214.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1439: A Capital Ship on an Ocean Trip

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:01:23 +0000

Episode: 1439 A capital ship on an ocean trip: a reflection on battleships.  Today, let's talk about battleships.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171213.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2703: Gravity Train

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:01:47 +0000

Episode: 2703 Gravity Train.  Today, slip sliding away.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171212.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1438: The XP-75

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:01:40 +0000

Episode: 1438 The story of a failed airplane design -- the XP-75.  Today, we try to build a perfect airplane.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171211.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1437: Record Setting

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 06:01:41 +0000

Episode: 1437 Technologies that put an end to record-setting.  Today, we come to an end of record-setting.   


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171208.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3151: Descartes

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 06:01:27 +0000

Episode: 3151 Descartes and Reason.  Today, a voice crying out for reason.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171207.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1436: Adding It Up in 1910

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 06:01:47 +0000

Episode: 1436 Adding it up in 1910: A book grapples with the coming 20th century.  Today, a world prepares to be transformed.   


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171206.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2698: Galileo, the Church, and the Vatican Library

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 06:01:48 +0000

Episode: 2698 Galileo, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Vatican Library.  Today, of science and scripture.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171205.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1435: Rudolph Diesel

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 06:01:26 +0000

Episode: 1435 Rudolf Diesel, his engine, and a look at invention.  Today, meet Rudolf Diesel.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20171204.mp3