Check out this insightful TED Talk on "How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries" given by Adam Savage, host of television's Mythbusters. The simple method he describes that was used to first calculate the speed of light is pretty inspiring.
Courtesy Public domainToday at the White House Science Fair, President Obama announced his appearance on the Discovery Channel's show Mythbusters. The episode airs December 8, 2010. It's nice to see the president involved with science so this might be worth watching. Go here for more on the Mythbusters appearance. And some other info here.