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Engines of Our Ingenuity 006: Generalization

Episode: 3006 The good and bad of generalization.

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Engines of Our Ingenuity 2641: Ghosts of Niagara

Episode: 2641 Niagara Falls and the development of hydroelectric power

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Engines of Our Ingenuity 2638: Artificial Gravity

Episode: 2638 Artificial Gravity for Human Spaceflight; What is Gained, What is Lost

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Engines of Our Ingenuity 2637: Neanderthal Genes

Episode: 2637 Neanderthal genes in the human genome, and Darwin's theory of Sexual Selection

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Engines of Our Ingenuity 2635: Kate in Code

Episode: 2635 How we thought in 1875: A magazine article titled in Morse Code

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Engines of Our Ingenuity 2634: Triple Divides

Episode: 2634 North America's three triple divides — or is it four?

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Engines of Our Ingenuity 2633: After The Chicago Fire

Episode: 2633 After the Chicago Fire: A city shrugs off a cataclysm

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Engines of Our Ingenuity 2632: Edith Cavell

Episode: 2632 Edith Cavell — a mountain, a nurse, a smuggler, a heroine

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Engines of Our Ingenuity 2629: Electricity and Light

Episode: 2629 In which we invent electric lighting in real time

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Engines of Our Ingenuity 2422: John Muir

Episode: 2422 John Muir, Naturalist and Engineer

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