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    In her new book, The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another, materials scientist and author Ainissa Ramirez chronicles eight life-changing inventions, and the inventors behind them.

    https://www.cbc.ca/radio/spark/how-the-telegraph-and-the-lightbulb-can-teach-us-to-think-critically-about-future-inventions-1.5520917

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  2. Tim Harford on Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy - Econlib

    Financial Times columnist and author Tim Harford talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Harford’s latest book, Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy. Highlights include how elevators are an important form of mass transit, why washing machines didn’t save quite as much time as you’d think, and the glorious illuminating aspects of light throughout history.

    http://www.econtalk.org/tim-harford-on-fifty-inventions-that-shaped-the-modern-economy/

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  3. Innovation’s Heroes & Villains

    Mike Green, author of ‘The Nearly Men’, delves into the dark side of technological advance, looking at the bitter rivalries, tales of treachery and acts of deceit behind the inventions and scientific discoveries which defined the modern age.

    Mike Green, author of ‘The Nearly Men: A Chronicle Of Scientific Failure’.

    From http://royalsociety.org/Podcasts-of-Library-events/

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  4. Trailblazers: Breaking News: Disruption

    Over 150 years ago, new technology threatened newspapers to the brink of extinction. Sound familiar? In this episode of Trailblazers, Walter Isaacson follows the history of the newspaper industry and explores how it has survived by adopting — not resisting — disruptive innovations.

    https://delltechnologies.com/trailblazers

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  5. A Clock in the Sky

    In 1714, British Parliament offered a huge cash prize to anyone who could find a way to determine longitude at sea. And it worked, sort of—several decades later. Are modern contests like the DARPA challenges and the X Prize an effective way to spur technological innovation? Guests include: Dava Sobel, author of Longitude.

    https://slate.com/technology/2018/10/can-prizes-spur-innovation.html

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  6. Trailblazers: Disruption: Cha-ching!

    The way we value and move money is changing. Again. Join Walter as he explores Bitcoin and the long evolution of currency with guests Neha Narula, Don Tapscott, Felix Martin and Max Levchin.

    https://delltechnologies.com/trailblazers

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  7. Trailblazers: A Slice of Disruption

    One simple (but disgusting) viral video drove a pizza company to reinvent itself as a technology company. However, technology and the fast food industry have walked hand in hand for decades. In this episode of Trailblazers, Walter Isaacson explores this unexpected relationship – and how far it might go.

    https://delltechnologies.com/trailblazers

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  8. Trailblazers: Lights…Camera…Disruption

    How the movie Jaws and a $40 late fee led to a complete disruption of the entertainment industry as we know it. Host Walter Isaacson explores a series of unusual partnerships, bold moves, and missed opportunities that defined television and film.

    https://delltechnologies.com/trailblazers

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