Thursday, June 3, 2010

Towards a Science of Simplicity

Simplicity: We know it when we see it -- but what is it, exactly? In this funny, philosophical talk, George Whitesides chisels out an answer.

In his legendary career in chemistry, George Whitesides has been a pioneer in microfabrication and nanoscale self-assembly. Now, he's fabbing a diagnostic lab on a chip.

Intriguing talk.

It leads to a paradox: The more simple things we create, the more complexity we enable in our society.

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