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February 24, 2015 AT 9:00 am

Adam Savage Explains How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries #makereducation

Adam Savage champions the imaginative pursuit of simple ideas in this lesson from TedEd.

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.

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