TED Talk Tuesday – February 19, 2013

The Seed Cathedral and Microwavable Asphalt.
Our talk today will run a bit short at 24 mins. These are two great talks, I hope you enjoy!

From TED: Filmed, Mar 2011 (16:52)
Thomas Heatherwick: Building the Seed Cathedral

A future more beautiful? Architect Thomas Heatherwick shows five recent projects featuring ingenious bio-inspired designs. Some are remakes of the ordinary: a bus, a bridge, a power station … And one is an extraordinary pavilion, the Seed Cathedral, a celebration of growth and light.

From TED: Filmed, Oct 2012 (6:50)
Erik Schlangen: A “self-healing” asphalt

Paved roads are nice to look at, but they’re easily damaged and costly to repair. Erik Schlangen demos a new type of porous asphalt made of simple materials with an astonishing feature: When cracked, it can be “healed” by induction heating. (Filmed at TEDxDelft.)

I will not be able to attend today, but the conference room is ready to go!

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