Inventors at MIT Summit Build Low-Tech Devices for Developing Nations

Ockham’s Razor is a scientific principle that is often paraphrased as “All other things being equal, the simplest solution is the best.” Today this principle is often taken as a rule of thumb that advises economy or simplicity, especially in scientific theories. This summer, masons and mechanics, farmers and welders, scientists and a pastor dedicated … Read more

The Windows and Doors of Zanzibar

The original owners of the grand Arab houses in Stone Town competed with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings. This former glory is still evident in the brass-studded, carved, wooden doors of Zanzibar that adorn many of the homes along the narrow streets and alleyways that make up the Old City. There are … Read more