Adam Savage: How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries

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Tue, Mar 20th, 2012 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

Fascinating talk by Adam Savage on how, with a little thought and ingenuity, you can get to the edge of the universe just by asking the right questions.

Adam Savage walks through two spectacular examples of profound scientific discoveries that came from simple, creative methods anyone could have followed -- Eratosthenes' calculation of the Earth's circumference around 200 BC and Hippolyte Fizeau's measurement of the speed of light in 1849.

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