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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: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:30:44 +0000

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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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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




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.


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


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


Media Files:
https://ondemand.houstonpublicmedia.org/engines-of-our-ingenuity/KUHF_20170324.mp3




Engines of Our Ingenuity 3116: Philosophical Zombies

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

Episode: 3116 Philosophical Zombies.  Today, zombies.


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


Media Files:
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.


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


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


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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!


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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?


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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