S1E7: A Clock in the Sky

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S1E7: A Clock in the Sky

Wednesday, 17 October

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 (DARPA challenges, the X Prize) offering riches and glory an effective way to spur technological innovation? Guests include: Dava Sobel, author of Longitude. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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