The Law of Conservation: Crash Course Engineering #7

Thank you to CuriosityStream for supporting PBS Digital Studios. Imagine that here, in front of me, is a box. But this is no ordinary box. It’s indestructible, could be any size, and anything could be happening inside it. Maybe it’s making steel from iron. Or maybe it’s burning coal to generate electricity, or creating compounds […]

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The Caltech Effect: Katie Bouman on CS + Astronomy, Civil Engineering, Medicine, Seismology …

For me, in CS+X, the X stands for a lot of different things. So, for instance, in radio astronomy I’ve been helping a team of scientists from around the world. I helped develop the imaging algorithms that took us from the noisy, sparse data we collect from telescopes around the world to produce an image […]

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Want to Make Better Decisions? Know the Difference between Engineering and Design Thinking

There are lots of ways to think. And what you want is you want a toolkit of ways to think and you want ways to think to be aligned with the problems you’re thinking about. So we talk about sort of four examples of ways of thinking. There’s engineering thinking, which is very prevalent in […]

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