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The Beauty Of Mathematics (Plus Cake)
You can create some incredibly beautiful images using mathematics. Over at The Guardian, they have a collection of images taken from the book “50 Visions of Mathematics“. These range from fractal images (which are always beautiful), to 3Dprinted items, to experiments, … Continue reading
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Tagged 3D, 3D printing, 50 Visions of Mathematics, beautiful, beauty, cake, crochet, experiments, fractal, map, mathematics, om nom nom, Pythagoras's Theorem, The beauty of Mathematics, The Guardian
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The Mathematics Of Murder
Should a robot sacrifice your life to save two? “It happens quickly—more quickly than you, being human, can fully process. A front tire blows, and your autonomous SUV swerves. But rather than veering left, into the opposing lane of traffic, … Continue reading
Posted in Ramblings, Science
Tagged autonomous car, car, crash, Erik Sofge, ethics, humans, Isaac Asimov, killing, legal, mathematics, murder, PopSci, robot, robotic car, robotics, the greater good, The Mathematics of Murder, Three Laws of Robotics, Trolley Problem, Zero Moment
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2048: Strategy, Maths, & Iron
Steve Mould and James Grime give you the rundown of 2048. They explain how to play the game, provide you with a few hints and tips on how to beat it, as well as provide you with a wealth of … Continue reading
Posted in Gaming, Science
Tagged 2048, 4096, Decay, Fe[26], fusion, Iron, James Grime, math, mathematics, Steve Mould, strategy
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Fermat’s Last Theorem – Numberphile
A great interview with Simon Singh about Fermat’s Last Theorem, hosted by Numberphile. Simon talks about the life of Fermat, his works, and his theorems, focusing on his most famous one: that no three positive integers x, y, and z can satisfy the equation xn + yn = zn for any integer value … Continue reading
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Tagged Andrew Wiles, equation, Fermat, Fermat's Last Theorem, mathematics, maths, Numberphile, proof, Simon Singh, xn + yn = zn
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The Simpsons’ Secret Formula
Ah, The Simpsons. Quite possibly past its heyday, but it can still be amusing. I’ve always known it contained many little pop culture references, but I didn’t realise there were so many maths related ones. Over at The Guardian, Simon … Continue reading
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Tagged mathematics, maths, pop culture, references, secret formula, Simon Singh, The Guardian, The Observer, The Simpsons
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Numberphile – Googol Song
Numberphile – Googol Song. Helen Arney sings the Googol Song, with mathematical assistance from Matt Parker. A Googol is a large number (the digit 1 followed by 100 zeroes). A Googolplex is… too big to think about. It’s 10 to … Continue reading
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Tagged googol, googolplex, Helen Arney, mathematics, maths, Matt Parker, Numberphile
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