A Better Depiction Of Relativity

September 5, 2009 at 5:58 am | Posted in Mathematics, Physics | Leave a comment
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Ahem.

(E•c)^2 = (E•v)^2 + (m•c^3)^2

I hope that clears things up.

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“Dangerous Knowledge”

September 5, 2009 at 5:30 am | Posted in History, Mathematics, Physics, Science | Leave a comment
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A BBC production documenting the perilous theoretical journeys of four tormented geniuses: Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel, & Alan Turing

Unfolding The Earth

July 26, 2009 at 1:22 am | Posted in Cartography, Mathematics | Leave a comment
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Experiments in myriahedral projection.

Apophysis

January 13, 2009 at 1:12 am | Posted in Eye Candy, Gratis, Mathematics, Software | Leave a comment
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A free piece of software that allows you, too, to create stunningly beautiful fractal images.

Fractal Animations

November 4, 2008 at 2:45 am | Posted in Animation, Eye Candy, Mathematics | Leave a comment
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Why settle for 3D Fractals when you can go for a 2D Fractal that also changes of time?

The Delaunay Raster

October 17, 2008 at 12:52 am | Posted in Art, CG, Design, Mathematics | Leave a comment
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Object Graphik draws are attention to the Delaunay Raster, a clever and artistic modification of Delaunay triangulation.

The Tessellations of Yehrin Tong

August 11, 2008 at 12:37 am | Posted in Art, Design, Mathematics | Leave a comment
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Tigers & Serpents & Owls & Tigers & Serpent & Owls…

The Password Chart

July 29, 2008 at 7:57 am | Posted in Mathematics, Webware | Leave a comment
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If you’re worried about coming up with secure passwords, use this helpful chart to add a layer of obfuscation to the process.

Three Beautiful Quicksorts

July 13, 2008 at 11:05 am | Posted in Mathematics, Software | Leave a comment
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What is the most beautiful code you’ve ever written?

Garkov

June 12, 2008 at 4:22 am | Posted in Mashup/Remix, Mathematics, Statistics | Leave a comment
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In the latest Garfield Remix Project, we bring you the combination of Garfield with a Markov Chain analysis.  Unsurprisingly, the result is generally about as well-written as the original strip.

How To Make Polyhedral Maps

June 5, 2008 at 2:42 am | Posted in Cartography, Mathematics | Leave a comment
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The question of how to map a globe with minimal distortion is an interesting one, with many possibilities.  One especially elegant solution is the Dymaxion Map, proposed by Buckminster Fuller.

Logólogos

May 27, 2008 at 12:56 am | Posted in Advertising, Design, Humor, Mashup/Remix, Mathematics | Leave a comment
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Corporate logos hilariously broken down into mathematical equations.

Monoids: What They Are

April 29, 2008 at 8:43 am | Posted in Mathematics | Leave a comment
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Curious about monoids?  Learn more here!

“Calculus Via O Notation” By Donald Knuth

April 15, 2008 at 4:46 am | Posted in Education, Mathematics, Reference | Leave a comment
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The legendary computer science guru writes, in 1998, that “if I had the opportunity to deviate from the existing textbooks, I would certainly make major changes by emphasizing several notational improvements that advanced mathematicians have been using for more than a hundred years.

“Who Can Name The Bigger Number?”

March 27, 2008 at 11:06 pm | Posted in History, Humor, Mathematics | Leave a comment

Scott Aaronson‘s brilliant essay on the upper limits of discrete enumeration is funny, accessible, and well worth thinking about.

Lockhart’s Lament

March 14, 2008 at 9:06 am | Posted in Education, Mathematics | Leave a comment

A Mathematician’s Lament was written by Paul Lockhart about the impoverished nature of modern math education.

The Amen Break & The Golden Ratio

March 14, 2008 at 8:52 am | Posted in Art, History, Mathematics, Music | Leave a comment

The most enduring artistic formula of the Western world + The most heavily sampled drum beat of all time = One unstoppable combination.

Voronoi Diagrams

March 14, 2008 at 8:42 am | Posted in Mathematics, Reference | Leave a comment

Whether you’re making stained glass or figuring out where to set up your ice cream stand, Voronoi diagrams have something for you!

Corewars

March 14, 2008 at 8:40 am | Posted in Esoterica, Games, Mathematics, Software | Leave a comment

Corewars is a contest between algorithms (coded in “Redcode“) to take over a MARS virtual machine.  It’s been around forever, and has an avid following.  Recently, some veterans decided to use Redcode to make sure all the basic algorithms were covered.

The 5th POVRay Short Code Contest: Animation

February 23, 2008 at 8:40 pm | Posted in Animation, Art, CG, Mathematics, Software, Technology | Leave a comment

What animations can these virtuoso POVRay enthusiasts manage with only 512 bytes of instructions?

The Art Of The Joint Mathematics Meetings

February 19, 2008 at 5:03 pm | Posted in Art, CG, Eye Candy, Mathematics, Sculpture | Leave a comment

Math is pretty.

The Abstract Art of Vladimir Bulatov

February 10, 2008 at 9:52 pm | Posted in Art, Mathematics, Sculpture | Leave a comment

Stained glass and metal and wood, oh my.

Winners Of The Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest, 2007

January 6, 2008 at 9:59 am | Posted in Art, CG, Eye Candy, Mathematics | Leave a comment

Absolutely stunning, eye-popping fractal art.

What’s Special About This Number?

January 2, 2008 at 7:08 am | Posted in Mathematics, Reference | Leave a comment

Turns out, lots of numbers are special.

Cut-The-Knot

December 17, 2007 at 1:37 am | Posted in Mathematics, Reference | Leave a comment

Lots of maths, including 75 proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem.

Square The Square

December 4, 2007 at 5:37 pm | Posted in Mathematics | Leave a comment

A few results of “nowhere-neat” square tiling.

Moebius Transformations Revealed

November 29, 2007 at 11:19 pm | Posted in Animation, Education, Eye Candy, Mathematics, Reference | Leave a comment

The beauty and elegance of the four kinds of Moebius transformation.

10 Uncracked (Uncrackable?) Ciphers

November 26, 2007 at 2:00 am | Posted in History, Mathematics, Reference | Leave a comment

Ever notice how even modern ciphers have ancient-seeming names?

Around The World In 10 Minutes

October 3, 2007 at 5:18 am | Posted in Animation, Mathematics, Reference | Leave a comment

The shortest route to travel the world’s 16189 places.

BLDGBLOG

September 20, 2007 at 8:01 pm | Posted in Architecture, Journalism, Mathematics, Photography, Television | Leave a comment

If you’re looking for a quirky, meandering architectural blog, look no further!

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