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Science

Toward a science of simplicity: George Whitesides on TED.com

Posted By Matthew Trost

Simplicity: We know it when we see it — but what is it, exactly? In this funny, philosophical talk, George Whitesides chisels out an answer. (Recorded at TED2010, February 2010 in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 18:35) Watch George Whitesides’ talk on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find […]

Invention

A lab the size of a postage stamp: George Whitesides on TED.com

Posted By Matthew Trost

Traditional lab tests for disease diagnosis can be too expensive and cumbersome for the regions most in need. George Whitesides’ ingenious answer, at TEDxBoston, is a foolproof tool that can be manufactured at virtually zero cost. (Recorded at TEDxBoston, July 2009, Boston, MA. Duration: 16:16) Watch George Whitesides’ talk on TED.com, where you can download […]