Engines of Our Ingenuity
Summary: 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.
Episode: 1512 The corner store: a retail outlet that is lost but not forgotten. Today, let's buy candy at the corner store.
Episode: 2748 Land Grant Colleges and the Morrill Acts. Today, college for all.
Episode: 1511 In which the lotus blossom gives a lesson in engineering design. Today, lotus petals and high-tech.
Episode: 1510 Thomas Sopwith's hundredth birthday. Today, we meet the oldest airplane designer.
Episode: 3173 Understanding Saint Anselm of Canterbury. Today, unleashing reason.
Episode: 1509 Late 18th century competition among roads, canals and railways. Today, we look at roads, canals, and railways.
Episode: 2754 Behind Home Economics. Today, a different kind of economics.
Episode: 1508 The alchemists and chemistry before the middle 19th century. Today, we remember alchemy.
Episode: 1507 Rediscovering lighter-than-air flight. Today, do you suppose you'll ever get to ride in a dirigible?
Episode: 3172 F. Emerson Andrews and the Duodecimal Number System. Today, a call to action.
Episode: 1506 The invisible invention of the clock. Today, we look for the first mechanical clock.
Episode: 2743 The changing book club. Today, a club.
Episode: 1503 The second generation of women fliers comes to maturity. Today, a new generation of women fliers.
Episode: 1502 In which the temptress Moon leads calendar-makers astray. Today, the moon deceives us.
Episode: 3171 Dave Thomas and Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers. Today, we don't cut corners.