Archive for the ‘Science’ Category

A New Chuck Norris Fact

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Time slows down the closer you get to the center of a black hole because that is where Chuck Norris Hangs out.

[ I made up this one, 2011-09-22]

When I told it to my son, he said: “Time would just run away.”

To which I replied:
“Nothing can escape Chuck Norris.”

Theo Jansen Invented New Artificial Life and a New Wheel

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Having the modest goal to create artificial life, Theo Jansen not only invented a new wheel, a better wheel, and employed math, geometry and science to new extremes but also successfully accomplished his goal.

Theo Jansen: The art of creating creatures

Visual Statistics – a Powerful Mathematical View of the World

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

With the right mathematical tools, starting with numerical data and using visual representation, Hans Rosling, a Swedish statistician, present an alternative view of the geopolitical world.

Hans Rosling: Watch the end of poverty

Alan Kay: A powerful idea about teaching ideas (TED, 2007)

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Alan Kay’s brilliant Math-learning tool.

Alan Kay: A powerful idea about teaching ideas

What Is Math?

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Math is the study of patterns and relationships.
Math explores the world, real and imaginary, by searching for, discovering and studying patterns and relationships. To do so, math employs logic, the art of reasoning. In turns, science, the study of figuring things out, which in turns employs math.