One thing I like about the short flight from Seattle to San Jose is that I get to catch up on a bunch of TED videos.
Two of the videos I watched on yesterday's flight really stood out for me:
- 18 minutes with an agile mind - Clifford Stoll gave a wonderful, eccentric talk that danced around a number of subjects and ended up with him talking about how he teaches College grade physics to 8th graders. You even get to see his glass-blown Klein bottles…
- 2008 TED Prize wish: An African Einstein - Neil Turok, a theoretical physicist from Cambridge University talked about his research and the setting up of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences.
Definitely worth watching. Enjoy.