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: 1227 So, did we ever make paper from a mummy's linen wrappings?
Episode: 3085 Einstein's Bigger Deal
Episode: 1226 In which Matteo Ricci tries to convert the Chinese by building a memory palace
Episode: 2495 Creativity Within Limits: Rules as a Source of Creativity
Episode: 1225 Lincoln Beachey, first great daredevil of heavier-than-air flight
Episode: 1224 On filling time and compressing time: electronic communication
Episode: 3084 Leo Baekeland and Bakelite
Episode: 1223 Ghosts from the sky: a visit to the Oshkosh Fly-in
Episode: 2493 Child's Play: the role of play in education
Episode: 1221 Large hall acoustics: drifting away from reality
Episode: 1206 Harriet Beecher Stowe: "No talent, only genius"
Episode: 3081 Gelatin naand Jell-O
Episode: 1205 Henry Chapman Mercer: An aristocrat redirects anthropology
Episode: 3080 The First Marathon and the Athens Olympics of 1896
Episode: 1204 Baron von Humboldt's remarkable exploration of Meso-America