Give them Zip Lines, They’ll Invent Jetpacks

Interview

Friday, June 06, 2014

In an age of hyper-specialization, Saul Griffith is an old-school inventor. A MacArthur "genius," his work includes a new way to manufacture eyeglasses, kites that generate power, and rope that knows how much weight it carries. Griffith explains how to get kids fascinated by science: promise to send them to school on zip lines.

(Originally aired: July 17, 2009)

Guests:

Saul Griffith

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