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Each podcast is a presentation of a single problem that will help you stretch your imagination and critical thinking skills before you start problem solving. The problems are formulated to not have a single “correct” answer but to give you the opportunity to have an open discourse on different approaches to a solution.

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Launch Pad Problems #13 - Build a Pyramid

02-04-2015

How would you build the Great Pyramid of Giza today? And how long would it take?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 5.97MB - Duration: 6:31 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





Launch Pad Problems #12 - A Flag on Top of Rainier

26-03-2015

Plant a flag at the summit of Mt. Rainier, 14,411 ft above sea level.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 5.88MB - Duration: 6:25 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





Launch Pad Problems #11 - Gilligan's Island

19-03-2015

You need to use the resources on an island to get your castaway crew safely off the island.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 6.96MB - Duration: 7:36 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





Launch Pad Problems #10 - Oxygen Free Meeting Room

12-03-2015

How do you remove all the oxygen from the meeting room you are in right now?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 5.78MB - Duration: 6:19 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





Launch Pad Problems #9 - Fuji Torii

08-03-2015

Build a Torii at the summit of Mt. Fuji, only you have to do it remotely.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 6.49MB - Duration: 7:05 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





Launch Pad Problems #8 - Grains of Sand

08-03-2015

How many grains of sand are on a section of beach?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 5.44MB - Duration: 5:56 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





Launch Pad Problems #7 - Timing Runners

08-03-2015

You have to time a series of runners to compare their speed, but you have to do it without a time piece.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 2.81MB - Duration: 3:04 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





Launch Pad Problems #6 - Moving Water Out of a Cup

08-03-2015

Remove water from a cup without touching the cup or the table it is sitting on.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 3.57MB - Duration: 3:54 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





Launch Pad Problems #5 - Needle in a Haystack

08-03-2015

With unlimited resources but limited time, find a needle in a haystack.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 5.65MB - Duration: 6:10 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





Launch Pad Problems #4 - Ball Pit Balls Transfer

08-03-2015

How do you transfer 200,000 balls from one football end zone to the other?

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 4.54MB - Duration: 4:57 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)





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Listen to show #0#00, #000, and #0000 for a yearly primer on the format of the show and the goals.

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