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Engines of Our Ingenuity 1573: Donatello In Time

Episode: 1573 Donatello: Of his age or for all time? Today, we ask: Of an age, or of all time?

Engines of Our Ingenuity 3186: Marveling

Episode: 3186 Marveling. Today, we marvel.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1572: High-Pressure Steam Engines

Episode: 1572 High-pressure steam engines and transportation. Today, the first locomotive.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2805: Gottlob Frege

Episode: 2805 Gottlob Frege and Formal Logic. Today, a man of logic.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1570: A New Light Bulb

Episode: 1570 GE, light bulbs, and the product-driven innovation cycle. Today, we talk about light bulbs and product innovation.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1569: Alkahest

Episode: 1569 Alkahest, the universal solvent. Today, we look for the universal solvent.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 3185: Mechanical Hummingbirds

Episode: 3185 Mechanical Hummingbirds. Today, improving upon nature.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1568: The Age of the Earth

Episode: 1568 Lord Kelvin's miscalculation of the age of the earth. Today, a Victorian scientist miscalculates the age of the earth.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 3184: The Knots of Peter Guthrie Tait

Episode: 3184 The Knots of Peter Guthrie Tait. Today, unweaving a tangled web.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1576: Christopher Wren, Physician

Episode: 1576 Christopher Wren: a great architect first learns medicine. Today, an unexpected student of medicine.

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