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Engines of Our Ingenuity | 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.



Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:42:05 +0000

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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.


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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.


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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://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/14083318/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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/04145708/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.


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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://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/04145052/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.


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https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/04144737/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.


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https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/30125527/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?


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https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/30125128/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.


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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://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/30124135/KUHF_20170403.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1327: Electricity, Books, and Change

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 05:01:11 +0000

Episode: 1327 Electricity in Everyday Life in 1904.  Today, let's look for parallels.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170331.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3117: C.R. Smith and SABRE

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:01:46 +0000

Episode: 3117 C.R. Smith and SABRE.  Today, we rattle sabres.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170330.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1326: Lift-Off

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:01:57 +0000

Episode: 1326 Lift-off: Reflections on the launch of NASA Flight STS-91.  Today, we all count 3-2-1.


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https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/23092428/KUHF_20170329.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2563: Isaac Asimov

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:01:42 +0000

Episode: 2563 The Prolific Isaac Asimov.  Today, science or fiction?


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170328.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1325: The Day The Dam Broke

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:01:26 +0000

Episode: 1325 The day Mulholland's St. Francis Dam broke.  Today, an almost-forgotten catastrophe.


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https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/23091553/KUHF_20170327.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1324: C Rations

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:01:15 +0000

Episode: 1324 C rations: Armies trying to travel on their stomachs.  Today, an army tries to travel on its stomach.


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https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/15141141/KUHF_20170324.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3116: Philosophical Zombies

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:01:00 +0000

Episode: 3116 Philosophical Zombies.  Today, zombies.


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https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/15140827/KUHF_20170323.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1323: Fleming's Electric Valve

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:01:29 +0000

Episode: 1323 Fleming, the light bulb, and the vacuum tube.  Today, an analogy changes our world.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170322.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2562: Paul Samuleson And The Texbook Economics

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:01:38 +0000

Episode: 2562 Paul Samuelson and the textbook Economics.  Today, a book that helped educate the world.


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https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/15140131/KUHF_20170321.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1321: Century-Old Solar Collector

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:01:48 +0000

Episode: 1321 A modern solar collector, a century before its time.  Today, an idea whose time had not yet come.


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https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/15135639/KUHF_20170320.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3115: Walrus 1, L2319

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 05:01:09 +0000

Episode: 3115 A Walrus seaplane that might have saved the Battle of Sunda Strait.  Today, a ruined airplane -- and what might've been.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170317.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3114: Indivisibles

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 05:01:37 +0000

Episode: 3114 Indivisibles.  Today, indivisible.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170316.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1320: Intellectual Misdirection

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 05:01:19 +0000

Episode: 1320 Intellectual misdirection: looking inside and outside our heads for knowledge.  Today, we wonder where to look for our new widget.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170315.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2559: Going, Going, Gone!

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 05:01:08 +0000

Episode: 2559 Going, Going, Gone! A look at auctions.  Today, going, going, gone!


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170314.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1319: Differential Analyzer

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 05:01:20 +0000

Episode: 1319 Vannevar Bush and the great Rockefeller Differential Analyzer.  Today, a eulogy for a machine.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170313.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1318: Three-Field Rotation

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:01:03 +0000

Episode: 1318 Three-field crop rotation and the origins of Western technology.  Today, putting horses to work proves harder than we might think.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170310.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3113: Rational Economic Man

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 06:01:05 +0000

Episode: 3113 Rational Economic Man.  Today, what makes rational, rational?


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170309.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1317: Iron In America

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 06:01:07 +0000

Episode: 1317 The first iron-smelting in Colonial America: Hammersmith on the Saugus.  Today, we smelt the first American iron.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170308.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3112: Creative Editor

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 06:01:32 +0000

Episode: 3112 Donald Barthelme: Creative Editor.  Today, a sheriff of an editor.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170307.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1316: Parachutes

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 06:01:50 +0000

Episode: 1316 Parachutes: for fun or for survival?  Today, let's fall safely out of the sky.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170306.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1314: Cinque

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:01:00 +0000

Episode: 1314 Amistad, art and revolution: artists join the fight for freedom.  Today, art and slavery.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170303.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3111: Temple Geometry

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 06:01:31 +0000

Episode: 3111 Temple Geometry: Sacred Mathematics in Japan's Edo Period.  Today, a very different expression of religion.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170302.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1313: Rotation

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:01:29 +0000

Episode: 1313 Rotation: of coins, racquetballs, ballet dancers, and more.  Today, let's think about rotation.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170301.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2556: Hilbert and Euclid's Elelments

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:01:28 +0000

Episode: 2556 Euclid’s Elements, David Hilbert, and modern notions of mathematical abstraction.  Today, making a point.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_201702281.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1311: The Cisterians

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:01:45 +0000

Episode: 1311 The Cistercian order, power technology, and innovation.  Today, let's talk about monks and waterwheels.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170227.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1310: Math and Abstraction

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:01:33 +0000

Episode: 1310 Redeeming math and abstraction in our schools.  Today, we ask why American math and science scores are slipping.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170224.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3110: Traps and Vents

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:01:59 +0000

Episode: 3110 Home Plumbing Traps and Vents.  Today, down the drain.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170223.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1309: The deHavilland DH-4

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:01:17 +0000

Episode: 1309 The DH-4: a forgotten and terribly influential WW-I warplane.  Today, America tries to get off the ground in WW-I.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170222.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3109: Aumann's Theorem

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:01:49 +0000

Episode: 3109 Mathematics says that we should never disagree, but we still do.  Today, let's talk about what I know that you know.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170221.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1308: Charles Dellschau

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:01:27 +0000

Episode: 1308 In which Charles Dellschau draws secret airships.  Today, a Texas immigrant dreams and draws flight.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170220.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1305: A = 440

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:01:50 +0000

Episode: 1305 Setting concert pitch -- the elusive 440 A.  Today, we set the pitch of a concert A.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170217.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3108: Source Material

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 06:01:17 +0000

Episode: 3108 Source Material.  Today, straight from the horse’s mouth.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170216.mp3




Engines of Ingenuity 1304: Learning What Makes Musical Tones

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 06:01:01 +0000

Episode: 1304 In which we learn how musical pitches are formed.  Today, we learn what makes a musical tone.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170215.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3107: Expectations of Brilliance

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 06:01:17 +0000

Episode: 3107 Why it matters that we expect boys to brilliant and girls to work hard.  Today, let’s talk about who we expect to be brilliant.  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170214.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3106: Indeterminacy

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:01:16 +0000

Episode: 3106 In which Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle undoes the Fabric of Reality.  Today, we look for reality.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170213.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1302: Francois Marcet's Steam Globe

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:01:33 +0000

Episode: 1302 Francois Marcet's steam globe: measuring vapor-pressure.  Today, a piece of apparatus and a piece of history.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170210.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3105: Matte Painting

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 06:01:48 +0000

Episode 3105: Matte Painting: From Glass To Digital.  Today, worlds imagined.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170209.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1301: The Boy Mechanic

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 06:01:36 +0000

Episode: 1301 The Boy Mechanic: endangering boys seeking danger.  Today, a boy's world, a century ago.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170208.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2555: Google Books

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 06:01:01 +0000

Episode: 2555 The brave new world of digitizing books for the Web.  Today, this old book.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170207.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1300: Daniel Fahrenheit

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 06:01:50 +0000

Episode: 1300 Daniel Fahrenheit invents the thermometer and its scale.  Today, we invent the thermometer.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170206.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1299: Stability of Pagodas

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 06:01:20 +0000

Episode: 1299 The improbable earth-quakeproof Japanese pagoda.  Today, pagodas and earthquakes.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170203.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3104: Special Recipe

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 06:01:31 +0000

Episode: 3104 Special Recipe: The Biochemistry of Life.  Today, a special recipe.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170202.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1298: Edward Ritchie

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

Episode: 1298 Edward Ritchie: building instruments and shaping education.  Today, let's watch machines shape education -- and invention.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170201.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2552: Frederick The Great, Patron of The Arts

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 06:01:14 +0000

Episode: 2552 Frederick the Great, Patron of the Arts.  Today, what made Frederick great?


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170131.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1297: Verea's Calculating Machine

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 06:01:43 +0000

Episode: 1297 Ramon Verea's calculating machine: inventing to make a point.  Today, invention serves an unexpected purpose.


Media Files:
https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/26080814/KUHF_20170130.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1296: Carnegie Looks at Watt

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 06:01:35 +0000

Episode: 1296 In which Andrew Carnegie contemplates James Watt.  Today, Andrew Carnegie looks at James Watt.


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https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/18135316/KUHF_20170127.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3103: Limits

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 06:01:21 +0000

Episode: 3103 Infinity and Limits.  Today, taking it to the limit. 


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170126.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1295: Pins

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 06:01:14 +0000

Episode: 1295 The lowly, but not-so-simple, dressmaker's pin.  Today, let's make pins.


Media Files:
https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/18134249/KUHF_20170125.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2550: Napoleon's Theorem

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:01:50 +0000

Episode: 2550 Could Napoleon have proved Napoleon’s Theorem?  Today, did he, or didn’t he?


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170124.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1294: Unneeded Clocks

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:01:54 +0000

Episode: 1294 The clock as preparation for modern science.  Today, clocks tell us more than just the time of day.


Media Files:
https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/18133344/KUHF_20170123.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1293: What We Don't See At First

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:01:02 +0000

Episode: 1293 Some technology that we don't see when we first look.  Today, some technologies we don't see when we first look.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170120.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3102: Computer Decision-Making

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:01:58 +0000

Episode: 3102 Should We Let Computers Make Our Decisions?  Today, should we trust our computers?


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170119.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1292: Alchemy and Modern Science

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:01:30 +0000

Episode: 1292 Alchemy and modern science: how much magic should we accept?  Today, old magic finds a place in modern science.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170118.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2547: Charging Interest

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:01:32 +0000

Episode: 2547 Changing views on charging interest throughout history.  Today, interest.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170117.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1291: Sheet Music

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:01:40 +0000

Episode: 1291 In which sheet music offers a record of our country.  Today, America's story spins out in the songs we sing.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170116.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1290: Risk and Vocation

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:01:49 +0000

Episode: 1290 Risk and vocation: when smart people look for safe lives.  Today, we teach our best and brightest to avoid risk.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170113.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3101: The Axiom of Choice

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:01:46 +0000

Episode: 3101 The Axiom of Choice.  Today, we make a choice. 


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170112.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1289: Ship Waste Disposal

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:01:37 +0000

Episode: 1289 Those Vulgar Tubes: human waste disposal aboard old ships.  Today, we try to keep ships clean.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170111.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2542: Hippodamus of Miletus

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:01:22 +0000

Episode: 2542 Hippodamus of Miletus and Urban Design.  Today, a grid for the ages.


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https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170110.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1288: At Risk

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:01:58 +0000

Episode: 1288 Instability, self-control, and the metaphor of flight.  Today, flight shapes yet another metaphor.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170109.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1287: Faster Than Sound

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 06:01:20 +0000

Episode: 1287 Transonic flight: piercing the sound barrier.  Today, the sound barrier.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170106.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2566: Champagne

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 06:01:10 +0000

Episode: 2566 Taking Champagne to the Masses.  Today, we pop the cork.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170105.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1286: The Prehistory of Motorcycles

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 06:01:00 +0000

Episode: 1286 A steam-powered motorcycle, invented well before its time.  Today, the motorcycle rides out of the Civil War.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170104.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2538: Cheese

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 06:01:35 +0000

Episode: 2538 Engineering Cheese Through the Millenia.  Today, say “cheese.”


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170103.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1285: Carriages

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 06:01:26 +0000

Episode: 1285 Carriages: A forgotten technology.  Today, let's ride a gig, or a hack, or a phaeton.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170102.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1284: Mikhail Goldshtik

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 06:01:02 +0000

Episode: 1284 Mikhail Goldshtik: A death and a beginning.  Today, a creative legacy.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20161230.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2561: In Dulci Jubilo

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 06:01:44 +0000

Episode: 2561 In Dulci Jubilo: Musical Arrangements and History.  Today, a Christmas carol.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20161229.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1282: Window Glass

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 06:01:55 +0000

Episode: 1282 The development of the seemingly uncomplicated window pane.  Today, we learn to make window panes.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20161228.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2535: Times Tables

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 06:01:32 +0000

Episode: 2535 The base of a number system: times tables and memorization.  Today, go forth and multiply.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20161227.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1281: A Window On The Huguenots

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 06:01:49 +0000

Episode: 1281 An old religious tract provides a window upon the Huguenots.  Today, an old book and a new look at creativity and dissent.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20161226.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1280: Visual Display of Information

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 06:01:33 +0000

Episode: 1280 On making data tell their story.  Today, let's figure out how to plot a graph.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20161223.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3100: Mandelbrot

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 06:01:34 +0000

Episode: 3100 Benoit Mandelbrot and Fractals.  Today, simple, yet intricate.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20161222.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1279: Kater's Applied Mechanics

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 06:01:27 +0000

Episode: 1279 Two Newtons, an old mechanics text, and the fight against slavery.  Today, a moving bit of marginalia.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20161221.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2533: The Power of Three

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 06:01:19 +0000

Episode: 2533 On Table Legs and Flat Surfaces.  Today, the power of three.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20161220.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1277: Railroads In Winter

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 06:01:09 +0000

Episode: 1277 Railroads in winter: finding our way through the snow.  Today, rails and snow.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20161219.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1275: An Old Company Town

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 06:01:01 +0000

Episode: 1275 Merthyr Tydfil, a window into the squalid conditions after the Industrial Revolution.  Today, let's visit Merthyr Tydfil.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20161216.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3099: A Case for Three Dimensions

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 06:01:49 +0000

Episode: 3099 Gravity and the Importance of Three Pysical Dimensions.  Today, a case for three.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20161215.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1274: The Maxim Gorky

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:01:13 +0000

Episode: 1274 The Maxim Gorky, largest airplane of its time.  Today, Stalin builds a big airplane.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20161214.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 2529: Comparing Fingerprints

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 06:01:17 +0000

Episode: 2529 Comparing Fingerprints: What’s Involved and What can go Wrong.  Today, who dunnit?  


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20161213.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1273: Science and Technology in 1852

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 06:01:02 +0000

Episode: 1273 Some surprises in the 1852 Annual of Scientific Discovery.  Today, an old book takes stock of science and art in 1852.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20161212.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1271: The Longest Race

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:01:48 +0000

Episode: 1271 In which automobiles race around the world in 1906.  Today, an incredible, and nearly-forgotten, race!


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20161209.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3098: Reading, Radio, and Video

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:01:52 +0000

Episode: 3098 The Different Experiences of Reading, Radio, and Video.  Today, eyes and ears.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20161208.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 1270: Wallace's Line

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:01:38 +0000

Episode: 1270 Wallace's line and the evolution of modern humans.  Today, we cross Wallace's line.


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20161207.mp3