Engines Of Our Ingenuity

Engines Of Our Ingenuity

From Houston Public Media News 88.7

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.More from Engines Of Our Ingenuity »

Most Recent Episodes

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2708: June Bug

Episode: 2708 The first airplane prize, for June Bug's 1-km flight — and what followed

Listen to the Episode

Loading…

3:48
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/428858884/428858886" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Listen to the Episode

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2707: Modeling

Episode: 2707 Models of the world

Listen to the Episode

Loading…

3:49
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/427983489/427983491" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Listen to the Episode

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2705: Killdeer

Episode: 2705 The Killdeer, a special bird of the waterways

Listen to the Episode

Loading…

3:42
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/427603460/427603462" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Listen to the Episode

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2704: Muscle Memory

Episode: 2704 Muscle memory, perfect pitch, typewriters, and engineering design

Listen to the Episode

Loading…

3:49
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/427311330/427311332" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Listen to the Episode

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2702: Octave Chanute

Episode: 2702 Octave Chanute, scholarly mentor of the Wright Brothers

Listen to the Episode

Loading…

3:50
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/426977950/426977956" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Listen to the Episode

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2434: Physics or Metaphysics?

Episode: 2434 Understanding the Relationship Between Physics and Metaphysics

Listen to the Episode

Loading…

3:50
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/426613042/426613044" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Listen to the Episode

Engines of Our Ingenuity 3013: Alfred Kahn and Deregulation

Episode: 3013 Alflred Kahn and Deregulation

Listen to the Episode

Loading…

3:50
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/425788039/425788041" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Listen to the Episode

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2700: Technology's Punctuated Equilibrium

Episode: 2700 Technology's punctuated evolution — huge change followed by a fallow season

Listen to the Episode

Loading…

3:50
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/425502371/425502373" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Listen to the Episode

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2699: Heligoland

Episode: 2699 Heligoland, a bucolic magnet for the machines of war

Listen to the Episode

Loading…

3:49
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/425166437/425166439" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Listen to the Episode

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2697: A B-17 Spared

Episode: 2697 A B-17 spared by the most basic human instinct

Listen to the Episode

Loading…

3:50
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/424853870/424853872" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Listen to the Episode

Back To Top