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: 2663 Horatio Alger. Today, a Horatio Alger story.
Episode: 1410 Homo Technologicus. Today, a chicken-and-egg question.
Episode: 2660 Computers, Brains, and the Church-Turing Thesis. Today, inside the machine.
Episode: 1408 Fast game, slow game, and Stone Age population dynamics. Today, a Paleolithic story of the tortoise and the hare.
Episode: 1407 A matter of size: scaling laws among living species. Today, a matter of size.
Episode: 3145 Making the World Wide Web Come To Life. Today, we browse.
Episode: 1406 The end of the medieval age of reason. Today, a brief bright era in medieval Europe.
Episode: 2657 Pierre de Montmort, derangements, and the number e. Today, derangements.
Episode 1404: Prerequisites seen as a reflection of the structure of science. Today, let's talk about the prerequisite course.
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.
Episode: 3144 Forebear of the internet, ARPANET. Today, who is that on the line?
Episode: 1402 Ben Franklin and Le Ray de Chaumont's house in Paris. Today, Ben Franklin, revolution, and a house in Paris.
Episode: 2652 Descartes, the Scientist. Today, an extended postscript.
Episode: 3143 In which physics decides that a reality we cannot fathom lies behind what we know and see. Today, hidden reality.
Episode: 1401 Theodore Roosevelt and Frederic Remington defining the West. Today, Roosevelt and Remington go West.