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 2330: Iceboats on the Hudson

Episode: 2330 Iceboats: Faster than a speeding locomotive — when we still rode horses. Today, we go iceboating.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2329: Thurston and Fulton

Episode: 2329 Robert Thurston looks at Robert Fulton and sees beyond the folly. Today, Thurston looks at Fulton.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1940: The American Woman's Home

Episode: 1940 In which Harriet Beecher Stowe and her sister build a model house to pay for a mansion.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 3281: Dyslexia and Reading

Episode: 3281 Dyslexia and Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Reading Instruction. Today, dyslexia and reading.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2328: An Unbuilt Bridge

Episode: 2328 George Lindenthal's great unbuilt bridge from Manhattan to New Jersey. Today, an unbuilt bridge.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2326: More on Steam Warships

Episode: 2326 Emerging from the muddle of war to invent the modern steam vessel. Today, ocean warships struggle to come of age.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2324: Fences

Episode: 2324 Jumping fences and inventing things: kissin' cousins. Today, let's jump a fence.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2322: The Steam Navy

Episode: 2322 Civilians and the making of the steam-powered U.S. Navy. Today, pruning hooks into spears.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2839: The World's Largest Ships

Episode: 2839 The Rise and Fall of Supertankers. Today, a new breed of big.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2934: Molecules of Life

Episode: 2934 Reading the Molecules of Life. Today, we read the molecules of life.