August 25, 2014

VIDEO: Milstein Hall, designed by OMA, at Cornell University receives an Honor Award for Architecture


Milstein Hall is the first new building in more than 100 years for the renowned College of Architecture, Art and Planning (AAP) at Cornell University. Rather than designing a new freestanding building, Milstein Hall is an addition to the AAP buildings, creating a unified complex with continuous levels of interconnected indoor and outdoor spaces.

August 18, 2014

VIDEO: Marcus du Sautoy: Symmetry, reality's riddle


 The world turns on symmetry -- from the spin of subatomic particles to the dizzying beauty of an arabesque. But there's more to it than meets the eye. Here, Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy offers a glimpse of the invisible numbers that marry all symmetrical objects.

Oxford's newest science ambassador Marcus du Sautoy is also author of The Times' Sexy Maths column. He'll take you footballing with prime numbers, whopping symmetry groups, higher dimensions and other brow-furrowers.

August 11, 2014

VIDEO: Anupam Mishra: The ancient ingenuity of water harvesting

 With wisdom and wit, Anupam Mishra talks about the amazing feats of engineering built centuries ago by the people of India's Golden Desert to harvest water. These structures are still used today -- and are often superior to modern water megaprojects.

To promote smart water management, Anupam Mishra works to preserve rural India’s traditional rainwater harvesting techniques.

August 4, 2014

VIDEO: John La Grou: A plug for smart power outlets


John La Grou unveils an ingenious new technology that will smarten up the electrical outlets in our homes, using microprocessors and RFID tags. The invention, Safeplug, promises to prevent deadly accidents like house fires -- and to conserve energy.

John La Grou, a long-time electronics inventor, audio designer and entrepreneur, wants to save lives (and energy) with a new, smarter type of electrical outlet.

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