Engines of Our Ingenuity show

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.

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 Engines of Our Ingenuity 2663: Horacio Alger | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:50

Episode: 2663 Horatio Alger.  Today, a Horatio Alger story.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1410: Homo Technologicus | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:45

Episode: 1410 Homo Technologicus.  Today, a chicken-and-egg question.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 2660: Inside the Machine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:50

Episode: 2660 Computers, Brains, and the Church-Turing Thesis.  Today, inside the machine.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1408: The Tortoise and The Hare | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:55

Episode: 1408 Fast game, slow game, and Stone Age population dynamics.  Today, a Paleolithic story of the tortoise and the hare.  

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1407: A Matter of Size | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:43

Episode: 1407 A matter of size: scaling laws among living species.  Today, a matter of size.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 3145: The World Wide Web | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:50

Episode: 3145 Making the World Wide Web Come To Life.  Today, we browse.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1406: Medieval Age of Reasoning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:44

Episode: 1406 The end of the medieval age of reason.  Today, a brief bright era in medieval Europe.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 2657: Derangements and the Number e | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:50

Episode: 2657 Pierre de Montmort, derangements, and the number e.  Today, derangements.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1404: Prerequisites | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:40

Episode 1404: Prerequisites seen as a reflection of the structure of science.  Today, let's talk about the prerequisite course. 

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1403: Vanishing Sea Otters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:41

Episode: 1403 Vanishing sea otters: only one piece of a long food chain.  Today, let's take a quick trip through a long food chain.  

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 3144: The Birth of the Internet | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:46

Episode: 3144 Forebear of the internet, ARPANET.  Today, who is that on the line? 

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1402: Franklin and de Chaumont | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:41

Episode: 1402 Ben Franklin and Le Ray de Chaumont's house in Paris.  Today, Ben Franklin, revolution, and a house in Paris. 

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 2652: Descartes The Scientist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:48

Episode: 2652 Descartes, the Scientist.  Today, an extended postscript.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 3143: Hidden Reality | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:52

Episode: 3143 In which physics decides that a reality we cannot fathom lies behind what we know and see.  Today, hidden reality.

 Engines of Our Ingenuity 1401: Roosevelt, Remington, and the West | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:45

Episode: 1401 Theodore Roosevelt and Frederic Remington defining the West.  Today, Roosevelt and Remington go West.  

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