Engineering Word Of The Day

Series produced by Pius Wong

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An informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. Hosted by interdisciplinary engineer Pius Wong.

An informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny words and phrases used in various engineering disciplines. Hosted by interdisciplinary engineer Pius Wong, also host of The K12 Engineering Education Podcast. Produced by Pios Labs. Support the podcast by donating to Pius's studio on Patreon: www.patreon.com/pioslabs

Find the latest episodes at www.engineeringwordoftheday.com, or subscribe to the podcast. Hear all past episodes by listening to the Engineering Word Of The Day Archive (EWOTD Archive), available on iTunes and on Google Play through Pios Labs on Anchor.


87 Pieces

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A robot arm may have a prehensile length that should be tested for its tensile strength! This is Episode 87 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an inf...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2020
  • Length: 02:56
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You want to prevent catastrophe, eh? Well, engineers, do FMEA. This is Episode 86 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fa...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2020
  • Length: 04:48
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Engineers take a ton of tests. They're thinking: Can I pass it all? They do, and they build tons of things, and some are made of acetal. This is...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2020
  • Length: 03:25
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If you can't decide, and you're on the fence, get knocked right off, by some resonance. This is Episode 84 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an info...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2020
  • Length: 04:47
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Ah, potentiometers. So much potential use, right? This is Episode 83 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, o...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2020
  • Length: 04:59
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If your client calls a centimeter a "sontimeter," I'll assume they're medical and you've got a leader. This is Episode 82 of Engineering Word Of T...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2020
  • Length: 06:10
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Hugo Fruehauf, one of the co-inventors of GPS, explains the nitty-gritty of what GPS is. He also details his critical engineering work on the GPS s...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2020
  • Length: 32:27
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This challenge will not tackle us; we'll tackle it, we'll win, this calculus. This is Episode 80 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 06:39
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That frog is not frenetic; it floats and is diamagnetic. This is Episode 79 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinati...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 06:09
Caption: Perovskite crystal structure., Credit: Cadmium at English Wikipedia - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons., Public Domain: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2527511
Engineers, unite! Harness the power of perovskite. This is Episode 78 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2019
  • Length: 04:50
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It's the real MVP of simplifying user interfaces in some programming languages these days. This is Episode 77 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an in...

  • Added: May 01, 2019
  • Length: 05:13
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I like my definitions to be CRISPR and clearer. This is Episode 76 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or fu...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 04:26
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Messing with this gas of a word isn't ideal. This is Episode 75 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, or funny...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 04:55
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Programming programs to program their own programs. This is Episode 74 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, o...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2019
  • Length: 03:50
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One is fun, and zero is a hero, in our engineering programming languages. This is Episode 73 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on fa...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2018
  • Length: 03:42
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Whip your brain into shape by studying trochoidal things. This is Episode 72 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinat...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2018
  • Length: 02:50
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Let's take a crack at this jargon from quality and reliability engineering (but don't crack your products). This is Episode 71 of Engineering Word ...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2018
  • Length: 05:22
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Keep your data streams from going helter skelter with the help of a Kalman filter. This is Episode 70 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal s...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2018
  • Length: 06:01
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Forget to get your tare, and you might shed a tear. This is Episode 69 of Engineering Word Of The Day, an informal show on favorite, fascinating, o...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2018
  • Length: 03:31
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I tried ceramic glazing / The result was quite amazing / When I saw it cool / I touched not a tool / The surface showed cracks and crazing. ***This...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 04:57