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SOLVE FOR <X>: If TED isn't geeky enough for your taste, then move your mouse over to Google's Solve for <x> private confab of futurists dreaming up "radical technology ideas" for solving global problems. Synthetic genetics, "negative carbon liquid fuels," and stretchable electronics were among the headliners. Michael Crow, a "knowledge enterprise architect" and president of Arizona State U, talks here about how his school is riping up traditional disciplines in favor of starting a Center for Science and the Imagination. Crow's money quote: "Can you take a university, of the 'Casio' style--low cost, high volume, high intensity--and make it a place where 'moon shot ideas,' master learner/entrepreneur, and moon shot learning platforms can happen? We think so."

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