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

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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 []

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

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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 []