Episode: 1655 After the flood: Freeze-drying the history of desegragation. Today, we Freeze-dry our past.
Episode: 2883 A dead salmon points the way to better brain imaging. Today, outrageous research.
Episode: 1654 The forgotten renewable energy source, tidal (or lunar) power. Today, solar power and lunar power.
Episode: 2879 The Economics of Empty Shipping Containers. Today, empty boxes.
Episode: 1653 Aeolian harps, transmission wires, and vortex wakes. Today, the Aeolian harp.
Episode: 1652 Justus von Liebig and the first R&D laboratory. Today, we create the first research laboratory.
Episode: U-boats in the First World War. Today, full speed ahead.
Episode: 1650 Learning about the stability of aeroplanes in 1916. Today, we worry about airplane stability in 1916.
Episode: 2875 Pierre Fauchard, Father of Modern Dentistry. Today, a profession comes of age.
Episode: 1649 Reginald Fessenden endows radio with sound. Today, we add sound to radio.
Episode: 1648 Building a dirigible to get to the California gold rush. Today, some thoughts on success, failure, and flying to California.
Episode: 2872 The Stimpmeter: Golf's Supremely Simple Maintenance Tool. Today, low tech in a high tech game.
Episode: 1646 Thinking about who had done what by what age. Today, who did what by when?
Episode: 2870 The Canal du Midi. Today, coast to coast.
Episode: 1645 Figuring out the value of Pi. Today, let's talk about -- and not the kind you eat.
Episode: 1644 An 18th-century doctor helps great-grandmother raise grandpa. Today, we raise a nineteenth-century child.
Episode: 3205 Alice Augusta Ball and Her Work on Leprosy. Today, a legacy with a sad coda.
Episode: 1643 In which Athanasius Kircher softens the 17th-C scientific revolution. Today, -- after Galileo.
Episode: 3204 Transforming Transportation from Engines to Motors. Today, our thoughts are about motors instead of engines.
Episode: 1642 Reflections upon Halley's, and other, Comets. Today, a comet approaches.
Episode: 1641 Aaron Montgomery Ward and the catalog that didn't belong in a store. Today, meet Montgomery Ward.
Episode: 2868 Scholasticism: Reason or Revelation? Today, reason or revelation?
Episode: 1640 Learning electricity and learning about technological revolutions. Today, we become electrified.
Episode: 2865 Computer Divide: The Future of Microprocessors. Today, two roads.
Episode: 1639 Helios, NASA's high-flying almost-satellite. Today, let us ride Helios' golden chariot.
Episode: 1638 Floating airports: How to fly the ocean in 1930. Today, let us hop across the ocean.
Episode: 2863 Bits, Nibbles, and Bytes. Today, bits, nibbles, and bytes.
Episode: 1637 In which science and magic struggle to become separate pursuits. Today, let's practice Natural Magic.
Episode: 2860 Navigating the Cascade Tunnel. Today, the tale of a tunnel.
Episode: 1636 Of books and learning in nineteenth-century America. Today, thoughts on books and learning.
Episode: 1635 At the Sign of the Barber Pole: of barbers and barber-surgeons. Today, reflections in a barbershop.
Episode: 2859 The Mind of Georg Cantor. Today, who was Georg Cantor?
Episode: 1634 Flying the Aegean Sea in Daedalus' slipstream. Today, we mix a magic drink for Daedalus and Icarus.
Episode: 3203 The Shape of Proteins. Today, let's talk about the shape of proteins.
Episode: 1633 In which a Cambridge don doubts his own calculus teaching. Today, a mathematician misses the point.
Episode: 1632 Rediscovering the sunken Union Monitor. Today, we find the first modern warship -- on the ocean floor.
Episode: 3202 Gladys West and the Geoid. Today, a quiet hero.
Episode: 1631 Learning to subtract 49 from 62: more than meets the eye. Today, what is 49 from 62?
Episode: 2857 Leonid Kantorivich, Soviet Mathematician and Economist. Today, an economic wonder.
Episode: 1630 In which we ponder a very subjective notion of reality. Today, nature changes before our eyes.
Episode: 1629 An old book tells about textile engineering and conservatism. Today, we resist change.
Episode: 3201 Some Reflections on Minimalist Music. Today, minimal.
Episode: 1628 The first red cross ambulance. Today, we care for wounded soldiers.
Episode: 3200 Two for One: The Banach-Tarski Paradox. Today, two for the price of one.
Episode: 1627 A shocking look at medications in 1892 shows us how far we've come. Today, we measure how far we've come.
Episode: 1625 Telephone inventor Elisha Gray talks about miracles. Today, a telephone inventor talks about miracles.
Episode: 1624 Garrett A. Morgan: Black American inventor. Today, thoughts about traffic lights, gas masks, and hair straighteners.
Episode: 2855 Plainchant, Gregorian Chant, and Today's Music. Today, plain and simple.
Episode: 1623 The textbooks of J. Dorman and Esther Steele. Today, we meet two very special teachers.
Episode: 1622 Fingerprints, crime detection, and identification. Today, I ask, "Who are you?"
Episode: 2853 Radio frequency identification and toll roads. Today, we ease on down the road.
Episode: 1621 Motherland: The Stalingrad Memorial. Today, we visit a really big statue.
Episode: 2364 46 BC: In which Julius Caesar creates the longest year. Today, UH scholar Richard Armstrong tells us about the longest year in history.
Episode: 2566 Taking Champagne to the Masses. Today, we pop the cork.
Episode: 1620 The Indian canoe -- another perfected technology. Today, birch-bark canoes.
Episode: 2850 Centuries of Dutch Flood Control. Today, living on the delta.
Episode: 1619 Theatre of Machines -- forerunners of engineering handbooks. Today, the first handbooks.
Episode: 2848 The Corrugated Cardboard Box. Today, the power of fluting.
Episode: 1585 In which the elephant Prathida teaches me about dissonance and Christmas. Today, dissonance, elephants, and the holiday season.
Episode: 2669 Plants and greens associated with the Christmas Season. Today, Christmas greenery.
Episode: 2847 Life Saving Engineering at UNICEF. Today, we save lives.
Episode: 1618 Today we wonder whether something other than one solution exists. Today, the forgotten lecture in your math course.
Episode: 2845 Floating Islands and The Maldives Grand Experiment. Today, we float.
Episode: 1617 Reflections on the dicey question of cause and effect in history. Today, the connections problem.
Episode: 1616 Ivan Polzunov and early Russian steam engines. Today, the steam engine comes to Russia.
Episode: 3199 Direct current makes its presence known. Today, getting from A to D.
Episode: 1615 On learning to use coal. Today, we learn why we shouldn't bring coals to Newcastle.
Episode: 3198 The Subatomic Particle Zoo. Today, all the way down.
Episode: 1614 Advice on how to live our lives from 1836. Today, we learn how to live our lives -- in 1836.
Episode: 1613 In which Michael Faraday helps us to parse the word, Genius. Today, we watch genius at work.
Episode: 2842 A Creative Way to Teach Engineering. Today, an open house.
Episode: 1612 Trying to tell the story of the worst battle. Today, we wonder how to tell of history.
Episode: 2840 Homer Hadley and Seattle's Floating Bridges. Today, Homer Hadley’s folly.
Episode: 1611 Benjamin Franklin and Cotton Mather: ideologies diverge and converge. Today, Benjamin Franklin and Cotton Mather.
Episode: 1608 The brief race to build very tall buildings: 1885 to 1931. Today, we design for tension.
Episode: 3197 Internet Enabled Distributed Computing. Today, thinking big - really big.
Episode: 1607 Continuous-aim firing: a diagnosis of an ill-received idea. Today, we aim a gun from a rocking platform.
Episode: 2839 The Rise and Fall of Supertankers. Today, a new breed of big.
Episode: 1606 The Skycity: a concept struggling against its own Gothic weight. Today, the skycity.
Episode: 1605 The brief race to build very tall buildings: 1885 to 1931. Today, the brief day of the first skyscrapers.
Episode: 3132 Gadgets in the American Kitchen. Today, gadgets galore.
Episode: 1604 In which hydrogen balloons bind science to technology. Today, hydrogen -- in 1783.
Episode: 2835 Reverse Engineering the Brain. Today, we look to the brain.
Episode: 1603 Galileo: An old man grieves his daughter and writes his last book. Today, an old man writes his most important book.
Episode: 1602 The tragedy of the commons revisited. Today, the tragedy of the commons.
Episode: 3196 The Life and Writing of Flannery O'Connor. Today, dirtied feathers.
Episode: 1601 Mother dirt. Today, let's play in the dirt.
Episode: 3195 Newspapers vs. the Internet: The Converging Literacies of the Digital Age. Today, we read old newspapers.
Episode: 1600 Henry Adams ponders the Virgin and the Dynamo. Today, a nineteenth-century intellectual struggles with the twentieth century.
Episode: 1599 Urban archaeology: a privy provides a window to the past. Today, history in a trash bin.
Episode: 3194 Purple Men: The History of the Color Purple. Today, whatever happened to SETI?
Episode: 1598 Surface Tension: a tiny force, but omnipresent. Today, we look at the edge of a water droplet.
Episode: 3193 Purple Men: The History of the Color Purple. Today, we see purple.
Episode: 1597 The Ottoman Empire telegraph, linking Europe and Asia. Today, the telegraph connects Europe and Asia.
Episode: 1596 Looking for the "first" automobile. Today, let's try to find the first automobile.
Episode: 3192 Behind the Scenes at The Engines of Our Ingenuity. Today, inside the Engines of Our Ingenuity.
Episode: 1595 In which Alfred Stieglitz and 291 anticipate Modern. Today, Stieglitz and photography, art and reality.
Episode: 2832 Math meets engineering: Claude-Louis Navier's bridge. Today, building bridges.
Episode: 1594 The Mad Scientist -- he keeps coming back. Today, the mad scientist.
Episode: 1593 The LST-325: Thirty old men and an old ship become young again. Today, the LST-325.