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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, 18 Aug 2017 20:53:30 +0000

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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. 


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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.


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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. 


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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.


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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.   


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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!.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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. 


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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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1353: Small Towns

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 05:01:30 +0000

Episode: 1353 In which we visit a small town.  Today, let's visit a small town.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170602.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3127: The Long and The Short of Elevators

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 05:01:14 +0000

Episode: 3127 The Long and The Short Of Elevators.  Today, the way to the top.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170601.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1351: M. & Mme Blanchard

Wed, 31 May 2017 05:01:28 +0000

Episode: 1351 Balloonists Jean-Pierre and Marie Blanchard, the first barnstormers.  Today, we join George Washington at a balloon ascent.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170531.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2591: Instant Runoff Voting

Tue, 30 May 2017 05:01:32 +0000

Episode: 2591 Instant runoff voting and the Academy Awards.  Today, what’s best?


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170530.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1350: Amerigo Vespucci

Mon, 29 May 2017 05:01:08 +0000

Episode: 1350 Vespucci and the naming of America.  Today, we name America.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170529.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1348: Castel Del Monte

Fri, 26 May 2017 05:01:52 +0000

Episode: 1348 Castel del Monte: in which Frederick II plays with geometry.  Today, we wonder why a castle was built.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170526.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3126: Cancer Prevention

Thu, 25 May 2017 05:01:40 +0000

Episode: 3126 Charles LeMaistre and Cancer Prevention.  Today, pounds or ounces?


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170525.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1347: Inventing Money

Wed, 24 May 2017 05:01:06 +0000

Episode: 1347 The invention of money: an abstraction of goods and services.  Today, a history of money.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170524.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2588: Synthetic Sound Waves

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:01:15 +0000

Episode: 2588 Synthetic Sound Waves.  Today, the sound of music.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170523.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1345: The Pantheon

Mon, 22 May 2017 05:01:42 +0000

Episode: 1345 Hadrian's Pantheon: The world's largest domed structure for 1800 years.  Today we build a big room.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170522.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3125: How Many Wings

Fri, 19 May 2017 05:01:40 +0000

Episode: 3125 How many wings do I need to fly: Some things only seem like a good idea.  Today, we're led on by what seems to be true.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170519.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2585: Measuring Race Times

Thu, 18 May 2017 05:01:39 +0000

Episode: 2585 The technology of timing races.  Today, who won that race?


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170518.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1344: The Monitor’s Flush Toilet

Wed, 17 May 2017 05:01:53 +0000

Episode: 1344 The Monitor's flush toilet: lessons from emerging technologies.  Today, lessons from emerging technologies, under the worst conditions.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170517.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3124: John Locke on Education

Tue, 16 May 2017 05:01:34 +0000

Episode: 3124 John Locke on Education.  Today, beyond mere learning.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170516.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1343: Forgotten Lore

Mon, 15 May 2017 05:01:50 +0000

Episode: 1343 Forgotten lore: How much should we trouble to remember.  Today, the past fades away.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170515.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1342: Wright and Langley

Fri, 12 May 2017 05:01:53 +0000

Episode: 1342 The Wright Brothers' fight for priority over Langley.  Today, an attempt to rewrite history.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170512.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2583: Children and Their Goals

Thu, 11 May 2017 05:01:09 +0000

Episode: 2583 Children and their Goals.  Today, president, pope, astronaut.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170511.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1341: Physiology in 1872

Wed, 10 May 2017 05:01:10 +0000

Episode: 1341 A view of physiology in 1872 -- not that long ago.  Today, let's look at medicine when my grandfather was young.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170510.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3123: Vincent Coleman

Tue, 09 May 2017 05:01:21 +0000

Episode: 3123 The Halifax 1917 Explosion and Vincent Coleman’s Final Goodbye.  Today, a final goodbye.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170509.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1340: Animals and Emotion

Mon, 08 May 2017 05:01:21 +0000

Episode: 1340 Animals and emotion: figuring out what is obvious.  Today, let's talk to animals.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170508.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1339: The Good Soldier Svejk

Fri, 05 May 2017 05:01:54 +0000

Episode: 1339 The Good Soldier Svejk, a fine organizational model.  Today, an old, but very sound, book on corporate management.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170505.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3122: Morris Kline

Thu, 04 May 2017 05:01:39 +0000

Episode: 3122 Morris Kline.  Today, a different look.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170504.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1154: Adam’s Belly Button

Wed, 03 May 2017 05:01:49 +0000

Episode: 1154 In which Adam's navel poses the question of pre-creation history.  Today, a silly question about Adam's navel paves the way for evolution.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170503.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3121: Getting Typhus

Tue, 02 May 2017 05:01:28 +0000

Episode: 3121 Charles Nicolle and the Transmission of Typhus.  Today, we get typhus.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170502.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1338: The Last Masts

Mon, 01 May 2017 05:01:43 +0000

Episode: 1338 The century-long retention of masts and sails on steamships.  Today, we wonder about sails on steam-powered ships.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170501.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2206: Evolution in 1944

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:01:54 +0000

Episode: 2206 A 1944 progress report on the subject of human evolution.  Today, an old progress report on evolution.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170428.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3120: Supply, Demand, and Surge Pricing

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:01:30 +0000

Episode: 3120 Supply, Demand, and Surge Pricing at Uber.  Today, surging into the future.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170427.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1337: Frankenstein

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:01:54 +0000

Episode: 1337 Frankenstein -- the monster of our obsessiveness.  Today, we consider a favorite nightmare.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170426.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2578: Water Towers

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:01:51 +0000

Episode: 2578 The Wonders of Water Towers.  Today, water flows downhill.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170425.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2229: Children and Science

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:01:39 +0000

Episode: 2229 Hurdles that children must leap to learn science.  Today, children and science.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170424.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1336: Big Diesel Engines

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:01:51 +0000

Episode: 1336 In which Diesel engines violate their own metaphor.  Today, a new breed of Diesel engines fights an old metaphor.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170421.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2576: Screw Caps For Wine

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:01:53 +0000

Episode: 2576 Are screw caps good for wine?  Today, a turn of the screw.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170420.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1335: Airships

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:01:54 +0000

Episode: 1335 Santos-Dumas, Zeppelin, and the great airships.  Today, we ride airships.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170419.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2575: Prime Numbers

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 05:01:42 +0000

Episode: 2575 The illustrious history of Prime Numbers.  Today, some numbers for the ages.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170418.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1334: Stone/Iron – Age Europe

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 05:01:04 +0000

Episode: 1334 Watching Europe go from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.  Today, a story of wood, copper and iron.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170417.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1333: Energy Is Pure Delight

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 05:01:45 +0000

Episode: 1333 Energy is pure delight, the conservation of energy.  Today, we chase a will-o-the-wisp.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170414.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3119: Math Versus Science

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

Episode: 3119 Math As A Humble Servant To Science.  Today, strange bedfellows.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170413.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1332: Moment of Inertia

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 05:01:00 +0000

Episode: 1332 Moment of inertia, secrecy, and satellite stability.  Today, government secrecy sabotages an early satellite.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170412.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2572: Melville and Anna Bissell

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 05:01:11 +0000

Episode: 2572 Melville and Anna Bissell and the Carpet Sweeper.  Today, a husband and wife engineer success.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170411.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1331: The Mississippi

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 05:01:43 +0000

Episode:1331 The Mississipi and Mark Twain's time warp.  Today, a River in 1883.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170410.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1330: Electric Lights Before Edison

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

Episode: Electric lights in the 80 years before Edison.  Today, we go looking for the first electric lights.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170407.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3118: Of Wombats and Armadillos

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 05:01:05 +0000

Episode: 3118 Of Wombats and Armadillos: Using Animals to Teach Probability.  Today, why did the wombat cross the road?


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170406.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1329: Life In Outer Space – In 1698

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 05:01:53 +0000

Episode: 1329 16th Century scientist, Christiaan Huygens, looks for alien life.  Today, an old inquiry into life on other planets.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170405.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2570: Celebrating Ingenuity

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 05:01:16 +0000

Episode: 2570 Celebrating Human Ingenuity.  Today, a story in two parts.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170404.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1328: The Medieval West

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 05:01:35 +0000

Episode: 1328 The medieval character of the wild West.  Today, the wild West holds up a mirror to medieval life.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170403.mp3