The Towers of Ladakh
21:14 | Jun 16th
A mechanical engineer teams up with an unlikely band of students who use middle school math and science to create artificial glaciers that irrigate Ladakh, a region in India hit hard by climate change...Show More
epekilis recommended:Jul 23rd
Aside from the really clever solution they came up with, I was really touched by the fact that this guy saw potential in these students and understood how to motivate them. They were essentially locked out by a traditional curriculum that had no relevance to their remote mountain village lives.
jennx recommended:Jun 30th
Glaciers in Ladakh (Northern India) are shrinking due to climate change causing water shortages. It’s up to an engineer and a band of unlikely students from a failing education system to fix that. Using religion and geometry principals, they built 7-story-tall, artificial glaciers that contained one...Show More
mm recommended:Jun 21st
A rural northern area of India is running out of water or getting way too much due to climate change. So what do they do? Solve the problem with some failing students, geometry, and the help of deity. It’s really ingenious.