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How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries

A session at TEDYouth 2011

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.

"How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries" was animated by the TED-Ed Animation Team (Jeremiah Dickey, Biljana Labovic, Celeste Lai, Kari Mulholland and Franz Palomares)

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Adam Savage

I play a scientist on TV. Obsessive maker of things. Host of Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel. bio from Twitter

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Date Sat 19th November 2011

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