All Pieces for William S. Hammack

 
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With the Concorde soon to stop flying, an era of air transport has come to an end. Unknown to most people the era ending is the 1950s, and the Conc...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 02:51
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The Firefox browser represents the pinnacle of open source software, this commentary explains the open source movement.

  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 02:27
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But information, of course, isn't knowledge ... and therein lies Google great success.

  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 02:47
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Most power plants waste much energy because they are so inefficient. Moving them closer to where their power is used would waste much less energy

  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 02:21
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A pothole is a uniquely American phenomenon. Drive the highways of South Africa, Germany or France and you'll find few ruts and divots. Why pothole...

Bought by Delta College Public Radio, KFAI, and KFAI


  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 02:47
  • Purchases: 3
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While VOIP is popular it is a difficult problem to make it work with 9-1-1.

  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 02:44
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Adam Osborne marketed the first successful a compact computer: A 24-pound portable computer!

Bought by Prairie Public


  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 02:43
  • Purchases: 1
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Jack Kilby invented the microchip, and thus, indirectly, helped me to learn to dance.

  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 02:15
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Commentary that argues that to be environmentally friendly we want products designed so that the high value materials can be removed - reserving re...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 02:48
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The story of Barbara McClintock's Nobel Prize winning work

  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 02:24
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The story of Willard Gibbs who revolutionized chemistry

  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 02:49
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The story of John von Neumann whose work laid the foundations for digital computing

  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 02:53
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The story of Richard Feynman who physics revealed a new world

  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 02:56
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The microwave oven came directly from World War II technology: The Radar.

  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 02:43
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Energy from the wind is renewable and pollutes very little, yet the wind supplies only a small percent of the United States electricity. Why?

  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 02:51
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The reason we stand in our basements and do laundry is a complex mix of scientific facts, technological innovation, and worry about class and statu...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 02:41
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Moore's Law postulates that computing power will double every 18 months, what if it fails?

  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 02:25
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Duct tape is a pop icon of the technological world - but only in America. It's sold in other countries, but no where else does it have this reputat...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 02:43
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Every breath a SCUBA diving takes is due to Jacques Cousteau. We think of him as just a television showman of sorts, yet he was a real innovator i...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 02:37
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The introducation of technology has not reduced the amount of time spent on housework.

  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 02:18