Remember the Stuxnet computer virus? Initially found to have infested big-time control systems around the world, its true purpose quickly emerged: to attack and destroy the nuclear centrifuges at Iran's Natanz nuclear enrichment facility.
That part is well known enough -- and appears to have been successful, given Iran's problems with the enrichment program. But this superb video, created by Patrick Clair and written by Scott Mitchell for the HungryBeast program on Australia's ABC1, breaks down the details of how it was discovered and what made it so ingenious. You gotta watch:
If you designed the original laptop computer, you'd deserve a design award. If you co-founded IDEO, one of the world's foremost design innovation firms, you'd definitely deserve one. If you'd done both of those things, plus acted as director of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, you'd be Bill Moggridge.