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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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Maths Jokes Explained
Mathematics can be a difficult subject. Jokes about maths can also be slightly bemusing to those not in the know. Here we have Matt Parker deconstruct, in great detail, each joke. It’s a lot funnier than it sounds! Onwards!
Posted in Ramblings, Science
Tagged jokes, mathematics, maths, Maths Jokes Explained, Matt Parker, Numberphile, science jokes, standupmaths
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Weekly Ramblings – LEGO Crayon Egg Tittles Electricity Language
Another (slightly delayed) Weekly Ramblings! As I seem to have done a fair amount, I’ll start this week off with some LEGO. Specifically, how tall can a LEGO tower physically get (BBC)? Using a hydraulic testing machine, researchers worked out … Continue reading
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Tagged 2x2, alphabet, BBC, brick, BuzzFeed, chemistry, chemistry crayon labels, crayons, crepuscular rays, dysania, egg, electricity, Eng, Eth, evolution, ferrule, fight, Gogol Mogol, hydraulic testing machine, KIAN, language, LEGO, maths, mental_floss, Nikola Tesla, Ond, packaging, skeuomorph, Stacey Thinx, Thorn, tittle, tower, Tuvie, wamble
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Flash Anzan
Flash Anzan is a Japanese game for people who love numbers (The Guardian). Really love numbers. Who can add up a string of 15 numbers in their head whilst they flash by in under 2 seconds. All this is done … Continue reading
Posted in Gaming, Ramblings, Science
Tagged abacus, Alex Bellos, brain, Flash Anzan, Japan, japanese, mathematics, maths, number, science, The Guardian
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Weekly Ramblings – 3D Printing Rubik’s Polymerisation Puzzle Ink Winner
Weekly Ramblings time, huzzah! We’ll start off this week with 3D printing. In case you have no idea what 3D printing is, where have you been? It’s basically a way to print out solid 3D objects from a digital model. … Continue reading
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Tagged 2012, 3D, 3D printing, anamorphosis, blog, bloggers, champagne, David Colquhoun, explosion, fourth dimension, ink, ink cartridges, Krulwich Wonders, laboratory, mathematics, maths, nature, optical illusion, pnitroaniline, Planet Ivy, polymerisation, printer, puzzle, QI, Rubik's cube, Russell's Blog, sulphuric acid, Suzi Gage, UK Science Blog Prize, winner
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Weekly Ramblings – Mandelbulb Cat Flashes Death Chess Coaster
A slightly delayed Weekly Ramblings, but it has arrived! Ever heard of chess coaster? Inspired by a brilliant xkcd comic, the basic premise is to capture yourself and a friend or 2 playing chess whilst on a roller coaster, … Continue reading
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Tagged 3D, camera, cats, chess coaster, Daniel White, death, flash, fractal, Genghis Khan, Mandelbrot Fractal, Mandelbulb, mathematics, maths, mouth, New Scientist, Paul Nylander, population, roller coaster, space cats, weightless, Wired, xkcd
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Animated Factorisation Diagrams
What number is displayed in the diagram to the left? That’s right, it’s 729! Otherwise written as 9 x 9 x 3 x 3, which is the pattern you can see here. This is a factorisation diagram, and it’s a pretty … Continue reading
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Tagged animation, Data Pointed, diagram, factorisation, Factorisation Diagram, mathematics, maths, numbers, pattern, prime, The Math Less Traveled
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