Yes, this is another somewhat cross-disciplinary, but this sounds like such a cool, geeky webcast series that I had to share it with you…

Science and Engineering at Microsoft - Turning Ideas into Reality

I saw this announced on the MSDN Webcasts blog.  The series is targeted at answering your questions about how Microsoft came up with all the brilliant ideas behind creating .NET, CLR, Security frameworks, etc.  So, to me, that says it’s all about big brains dreaming up elegant, cool tools to make your work easier and better.