Tag: mathematics

Jul 8, 2020

How the Ancient Greeks Figured Out the Earth wasn’t Flat (and solved the circumference too)

How the Ancient Greeks Figured Out the Earth wasn’t Flat (and solved the circumference too)

Carl Sagan explains how the ancient Greeks knew the Earth was round and calculated its circumference over 2,000 years ago.

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Jun 4, 2020

Popularized in England, These Wavy Walls Actually Use Fewer Bricks Than a Straight Wall

Popularized in England, These Wavy Walls Actually Use Fewer Bricks Than a Straight Wall

Lawnmowers detest them

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May 21, 2020

I Never Thought I Would Watch Someone Solve a Sudoku, But This Was Beautiful

I Never Thought I Would Watch Someone Solve a Sudoku, But This Was Beautiful

Never has time so effortlessly passed watching something so random

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May 17, 2020

This Guy Made a Googol to 1 Gear Reduction Machine Entirely Out of LEGO

This Guy Made a Googol to 1 Gear Reduction Machine Entirely Out of LEGO

The rotation time for the last gear would take 52433879932503535381614991275498187972589101825233846406570841889117043121149897330595482546 years to complete once

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Mar 10, 2020

A Straightforward Explanation on Exponential Growth and Epidemics

A Straightforward Explanation on Exponential Growth and Epidemics

With Coronavirus at the forefront of global attention, this is a good time for a primer on exponential and logistic growth

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Nov 7, 2019

This Synchronized Light Show Using 100 Choreographed Drones is Incredible

This Synchronized Light Show Using 100 Choreographed Drones is Incredible

A new kind of light show

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Oct 31, 2019

Why Mercury is the Mostest Closest Planet To Everyone in Our Solar System

Why Mercury is the Mostest Closest Planet To Everyone in Our Solar System

Mercury is the closest planet to all seven other planets, here’s why

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May 6, 2019

Why the World’s Best Mathematicians are Hoarding Chalk

Why the World’s Best Mathematicians are Hoarding Chalk

Of course it’s from Japan

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Apr 18, 2019

How Leonardo da Vinci Made a Google Map in 1502

How Leonardo da Vinci Made a Google Map in 1502

Leonardo da Vinci’s known for his art and inventions — but also his groundbreaking maps

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Mar 25, 2019

Pendulum Waves Make the Most Mesmerizing Physics Demonstrations

Pendulum Waves Make the Most Mesmerizing Physics Demonstrations

Check out this amazing homemade pendulum wave made with 15 billiard balls

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