TED talk: Adam Savage: How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries

by nboydgibbins

TED talk: Adam Savage: How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries

One of the most pleasing aspects of science, and of human contemplation in general, is how creative and innovative solutions to apparently unsurpassable obstacles seem to reliably surface as time passes. The genius that is there to be seen in any field you happen to turn your eyes to is always astounding. From the proposed use of salts as coolants in atmospheric pressure nuclear reactors to the sky crane that lowered Curiosity onto Mars; for the open minded thinkers there may always come along a solution that fits Einstein’s premise: that “Any idea that does not at first seem insane, is doomed to fail.”

In this seminal TED talk Adam Savage captures the essence of such innovative brilliance as he relays some of the most creative and exceptional work of some of the greatest minds to have been recognized for their genius.