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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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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 1934: Somerville, Curiosity, and Learning

    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1934: Somerville, Curiosity, and Learning

    Episode: 1934 Mary Fairfax Somerville: a wild child teaches us about learning.  Today, a wild young girl becomes a great scientist.

    • 3 min
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3202: Gladys West

    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3202: Gladys West

    Episode: 3202 Gladys West and the Geoid.  Today, a quiet hero.

    • 3 min
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2426: Charles Dow

    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2426: Charles Dow

    Episode: 2426 Charles Dow and the Creation of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  Today, an “average” guy.

    • 3 min
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3069: Edward Saylor: Repairman

    Engines of Our Ingenuity 3069: Edward Saylor: Repairman

    Episode: 3069 Edward Saylor: Repairman.  Today, we fix things.

    • 3 min
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2511: Nostrums and Quackery

    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2511: Nostrums and Quackery

    Episode: 2511 An Early 20th-century crackdown on medical quacks.  Today, quack medicine.

    • 3 min
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1932: The Lost Patents

    Engines of Our Ingenuity 1932: The Lost Patents

    Episode: 1932 1790 to 1836: Ten thousand lost patents.  Today, we lose ten thousand patents.

    • 3 min

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