Episode: 2170 In which Fermi guesses the number of piano tuners in Chicago. Today, we ask, How many piano tuners in Chicago?
Episode: 2741 Frederic Tudor: Ice King. Today, ice heads south.
Episode: 2739 Evolution of the Hall from Anglo-Saxon times to the present. Today, a room without a view.
Episode: 3056 Truth About Ingenuity. Today, the truth about ingenuity.
Episode: 2169 Energy from the sea -- harnessing waves and tides. Today, power from the waves.
Episode: 2167 Proof and Belief: Are they related? Today, proof and belief.
Episode: 2166 John Fitch, a steamboat builder surrounded by the early makers of America. Today, a host of creative people hovers over a steamboat.
Episode: 2738 Sarah Bernhardt on and off the stage. Today, talent or celebrity?
Episode: 2885 Very Large Numbers. Today, let's talk about very large numbers.
Episode: 2751 Mrs. Maud Mellish Wilson, architect of the Mayo Clinic's style of medical writing. Today, we look at a woman who made medical history.
Episode: 2164 Henry Selby Hele-Shaw, and the many faces of yesterday's engineer. Today, a remarkable engineer from another century.
Episode: 2165 Trucks, the important quiet cousins of our fancy automobiles. Today, we look at trucks.
Episode: 2038 Putting a leap second in an elastic year. Today, we add a second to our lives.
Episode: 2566 Taking Champagne to the Masses. Today, we pop the cork.
Episode: 2014 Boiling bubbles and fizzing bubbles: So alike, so different! Today, bubbles in soda and bubbles in teakettles.
Episode: 3052 Frankincense and Myrrh: The True Value of a Famous Gift. Today, the true value of a famous gift.
Episode: 2163 Missing Fliers: In which no conspiracy means slow sales. Today, missing fliers.
Episode: 2162 A new book of quotations, and new insights into quotations. Today, some new quotations.
Episode: 2039 In which we experience quiet on the Western Front. Today, it's quiet on the Western Front.
Episode: 3037 Carol of the Bells. Today, a Christmas carol.
Episode: 1563 Looking back at the impact of toys. Today, we play with toys.
Episode: 1671 Quantum mechanics takes to a place we didn't know was there. Today, we think about multiple Christmases.
Episode: 1760 The Christmas Lectures: Michael Faraday's Gift to children. Today, the Christmas Lectures.
Episode: 2669 Plants and greens associated with the Christmas Season. Today, Christmas greenery.
Episode: 2161 When the eye plays tricks, and we see more than is. Today, our eyes trick us.
Episode: 2737 Air Conditioning. Today, we cool it.
Episode: 2920 A Trip to the Moon, The First Science Fiction Film, The French Filmmaker Georges Méliès. Today, the first sci-fi film.
Episode: 3123 The Halifax 1917 Explosion and Vincent Coleman's Final Goodbye. Today, a final goodbye.
Episode: 3265 The path from graffiti to street art to wall murals. Today, it all began with graffiti.
Episode: 2160 The day the Dix went down: Puget Sound's worst maritime disaster. Today, the sinking of the Dix.
Episode: 2159 An old book with two stories about technological change. Today, an old book with two messages.
Episode: 2736 Brought to you by our sponsor. Today, sponsorship.
Episode: 2081 A Monstrosity, a Skeptic, and a new view of the 16th century. Today, guest historian Cathy Patterson gives birth to a cat.
Episode: 2864 The theorem of Reverend Bayes. Today, let’s talk about uncertainty and an 18th century Presbyterian minister.
Episode: 2157 The web-fed press and the limits of useful production output. Today, speed outruns us.
Episode: 2156 Earth without people: What would it be without us? Today, What would happen if we were gone.
Episode: 2155 From Jamestown 'til now: the glass bottle in America. Today, America makes bottles.
Episode: 2735 The challenge of technical communication. Today, bringing ideas to life.
Episode: 3095 Making a Revolution. Today, the Maker revolution.
Episode: 3048 Juba II. Today, a scholar king of Africa.
Episode: 2154 Wieliczka Sol, Poland's "Great Salt Treasure." Today, we take more than salt from a mine.
Episode: 2153 Of cliques and connections: graph theory, society and surveillance. Today, social cohesion, graph theory, and surveillance.
Episode: 2151 Earth Abides: Thinking about Apocalypses and lesser ills. Today, Earth Abides.
Episode: 2733 American culture and the inscriptions on U.S. Coins. Today, money.
Episode: 2714 Hub Motors, aka In-Wheel Motors and their applications in electric vehicles. Today, re-inventing...wheels.
Episode: 2148 The selling of phrenology -- and other would-be sciences. Today, an old book offers a parable of our times.
Episode: 2149 Electrical words and a vision of the future. Today, a new language for a new technology.
Episode: 2147 Technological survival in metaphors of the human body. Today, we wonder which technologies last.
Episode: 2731 Invention from Injury: The Story of Louis Braille. Today, injury sparks creativity.
Episode: 3001 Archimedes to the Rescue. Today, Archimedes to the rescue.
Episode: 3264 David Hockney, Digital Painting, and Art's Technophobia. Today, painting with pixels, in the hands of a master.
Episode: 2145 The far fringes of time -- fringes beyond our comprehension. Today, extreme time.
Episode: 2138 The P-39, Bell Airacobra: lemonade from a lemon. Today, we're given a lemon, and we make lemonade.
Episode: 2142 Schenectady seen as a surprising window into American history. Today, we look for American history in a single town.
Episode: 2152 Far from home: Traveling with the USO. Today, UH theatre director Sidney Berger is far from home.
Episode: 3014 Measuring Almost Nothing. Today, we measure almost nothing.
Episode: 2909 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Providing Renewable Energy, A Comparison of Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Lithium Ion Battery. Today, a neat way to get energy.
Episode: 2139 Old Sears and Roebuck catalogs tell us about buying power then and now. Today, old catalogs and buying power.
Episode: 3263 Standard Time's slow victory of common sense over individualism. Today, clocks, railways ... and individualism.
Episode: 2137 Tenement Houses: Trying to keep a roof over the poor. Today, we look for affordable housing.
Episode: 2727 Quantum Theory's Copenhagen Interpretation and the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) Paper. Today, we get spooky.
Episode: 2654 Recumbent bicycles and the One Hour record. Today, variations on a bicycle.
Episode: 2999 Hannibal's Grand Strategy: Genius or Failure? Today, Hannibal at the gates.
Episode: 2136 Hi-Tech in 1740: The Musical Instrument Maker of Williamsburg. Today, we make the machines that make our music.
Episode: 2135 Zeitgeist: a dangerous guest, or ghost, who walks among us. Today, more about ghosts and machines.
Episode: 2133 Industrial Arts vs. Arts and Crafts: The perfect marriage of opposite. Today, we remember the industrial arts.
Episode: 2720 Project Habbakuk: Ice Aircraft Carriers and Pykrete. Today, something simple.
Episode: 2035 The Gunpowder Plot: Terrorism little-changed in four hundred years. Today, historian Cathy Patterson asks us to "Remember, remember, the fifth of November.
Episode: 2817 Where do creative ideas come from? Today, let’s talk about creativity.
Episode: 2132 Absolutism: Biblical distortion and the death of scientific literacy. Today, evolution and education.
Episode: 2130 Before GPS: airplane directions painted on rooftops. Today, what did we do before GPS?
Episode: 2129 Thomas Ewing French: A reflection on "leadership" vs. true positive influence. Today, we think about being influenced.
Episode: 2718 Canning and the Tin Can. Today, it's in the can.
Episode: 3029 Model Citizen. Today, lets talk about models.
Episode: 2960 CSI Herculaneum: How A Terrible Discovery Helps Paleodemography. Today, CSI Herculaneum.
Episode: 2128 Ken Richmond, James Blades, and the J. Arthur Rank gong. Today, the death of an icon.
Episode: 2127 How It Works vs. How to Make It: An early 20th-C case history. Today, How It Works.
Episode: 2125 Religious cartoons: a window into the mechanics of media persuasion. Today, a window into the mechanics of media persuasion.
Episode: 2717 Kant, rationalism, empiricism, and the Critique of Pure Reason. Today, a critique of pure reason.
Episode: 2815 The spread of ideas in social networks. Today, let’s talk about engineered social networks.
Episode: 3262 Where Is Skull Island & Could Such A Place Be Real? Today, explaining the impossible.
Episode: 2124 On Crystal Ballgazing: A 1918 airplane of the future. Today, a crystal ball.
Episode: 2122 Other people's money: Thoughts about diamonds and con games. Today, other people's money.
Episode: 2121 Reading about domestic mechanics in 1918 -- how soon we forget. Today, how soon we forget.
Episode: 2716 On the rocks: building with ice. Today, on the rocks.
Episode: 2905 Imagination's Contributions to Science and Technology, Developmental Psychology and Imagination. Today, the gift of imagination.
Episode: 2888 The Strength Through Joy Car: Hitler's Volkswagen and American Consumer Culture. Today, the "strength through joy" car.
Episode: 2120 ME-163B Komet: a secret weapon that almost worked. Today, the problem with secret weapons.
Episode: 2119 Gutenberg, spherical mirrors, and cast type. Today, we see into the Renaissance.
Episode: 2118 We are the machines' media - metaphors of function and metaphors of form. Today, our machines speak through us.
Episode: 2715 Bulbous bows. Today, bulbous bows.
Episode: 2670 The Expanded Human Habitat: Our Solar System as a Defining Environment. Today, we expand the notion of environment.
Episode: 2881 Racial Mythologies: Hans Günther vs. Julian Huxley on the Concept of Race. Today, poison in the library.
Episode: 2115 The color of water, the color of air, the color of God. Today, let's measure the color of water.
Episode: 2116 Balloons and hydraulic rams -- unexpected bedfellows. Today, gravity versus the incredible lightness of being.
Episode: 2114 A house for the blimps that saved us from submarines. Today, blimps and houses made to hold them.
Episode: 2713 Storing energy for the power grid. Today, power.
Episode: 2645 Eero Saarinen, Hannskarl Bandel and the creation of the Gateway Arch. Today, a chain and an arch.
Episode: 2836 Bumping into Signs: Emergent Semiotic Spaces. Today, signs of the times.
Episode: 2112 In which Röntgen struggles to put fact before fame -- not so easy to do.
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