Engines of Our Ingenuity 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.
Engines of Our Ingenuity

Engines of Our Ingenuity

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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.

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Engines of Our Ingenuity 2898: Keynes and Hayek

Episode: 2898 Keynes and Hayek: The nuances of their economic perspectives. Today, how different were they?

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1668: A Vocabulary of Science

Episode: 1668 Scientific instruments creating a new rhetoric. Today, new sciences, new languages.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2895: Measuring Up

Episode: 2895 Measuring up: How we measure, and perceive, inclines. Today, measuring "up."

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1667: On Trying to See

Episode: 1667 In which we look at the problem of seeing what we expect to see. Today, we try to see what we're looking at.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1666: The Aging of Books

Episode: 1666 In which we watch books growing old. Today, we watch books grow old.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2894: Wastewater Treatment

Episode: 2894 Wastewater Treatment. Today, the unmentionable.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1665: Artificial Hearts, Minds and Voices

Episode: 1665 Making Artificial hearts and minds in the sixteenth century. Today, artificial hearts, minds, and voices.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2891: Specifics and Generalities

Episode: 2891 Specifics and Generalities: teaching and the problem of universals. Today, what exactly is that?

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1664: Nomogram

Episode: 1664 Nomogram: the analog computer in one of its early incarnations. Today, nomograms, analogs, and a forgotten world.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1662: Between Two Worlds

Episode: 1662 A book on water: between two worlds in an old library. Today, we're between two worlds in an old library.

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