Tag: mathematics

Nov 27, 2017

Renaissance Portraits Made From Single Thread on Circular Loom

Renaissance Portraits Made From Single Thread on Circular Loom

Petro Vrellis wraps a single, 1-2 km long thread, 3000-4000 times across a 200-peg loom

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Nov 8, 2017

Unravelling Ropes Into Fractal-Like Patterns (10 Photos)

Unravelling Ropes Into Fractal-Like Patterns (10 Photos)

Janaina Mello Landini unravels ropes into patterns that evoke tree roots, river basins and lightning strikes

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Nov 7, 2017

The Lava Lamps That Help Keep The Internet Secure

The Lava Lamps That Help Keep The Internet Secure

At Cloudflare HQ there’s a wall of lava lamps that keeps a good bit of the internet secure, here’s how

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Jul 18, 2017

10 Truth Bombs to Drop at your Next Dinner Party

10 Truth Bombs to Drop at your Next Dinner Party

Boom. A mind is blown

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Jul 6, 2017

In Math, Profs Use This Puzzle To Teach a Valuable Lesson About Problem Solving

In Math, Profs Use This Puzzle To Teach a Valuable Lesson About Problem Solving

Can you solve the missing square puzzle?

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Apr 20, 2017

There’s Something Strangely Satisfying About These Fibonacci Spiral Shavings

There’s Something Strangely Satisfying About These Fibonacci Spiral Shavings

A simple and soothing video of ‘Fibonacci spiral shavings’ by Paul Sellers

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Mar 2, 2017

Carl Sagan Explains How Eratosthenes Knew the Earth Was Curved Over 2,200 Years Ago

Carl Sagan Explains How Eratosthenes Knew the Earth Was Curved Over 2,200 Years Ago

In this excerpt from episode 1 of Carl Sagan’s ‘Cosmos’, he explains how the Greek scholar, Eratosthenes, knew the Earth was curved over 2,200 years ago

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