Imagine playing a game like Geometry Wars from a first-person perspective through the magic of Oculus Rift. All the colors, all the frantic action, everything that makes it such a cathartic experience, but from a more immersive viewpoint. Show More Summary
A whole new generation of college kids are about to be blinded by science. Even though they'll fail in geometry. ("Lyrics, dude. Quote them lyrics.") Eighties electronica legend Thomas Dolby has been named a professor at Johns Hopkins University.
What if math teachers across the country could get their pupils to learn two to three times faster? Yearlong courses like pre-algebra and geometry could be condensed to several months, freeing up students to dig deeper into subjects or learn additional material. Show More Summary
It may seem like this guy has a space-time bending black hole on his skull, which is about to swallow that guy’s finger, but of course it’s just an awesome optical illusion, created by artist Cory Ferguson, instagrammed by Geometry Chaos. If you have to get a tattoo, you may as well blow people’s minds with it. More »
It may seem like this guy has a space-time bending black hole on his skull, which is about to swallow that guy's finger, but of course it's just an awesome optical illusion, created by artist Cory Ferguson, instagrammed by Geometry Chaos. If you have to get a tattoo, you may as well blow people's minds with it. Read more...
Vi Hart, the Internet's favorite manic vlogging mathematician, has released a new video in which she teams up with math artists Andrea Hawksley and Gwen Fisher, and Gwen's sister Ruth of Sweets by Ruth.
In algebraic geometry, we like to make statements like: “two conics meet at points”, “a degree four plane curve has bitangents”, “given four lines in three space, there are lines that meet all of them”. In each of these, we are saying that, as some parameter (the conics, the degree four curve, the lines) changes, […]
Though early adoption of new consoles is something I tend to avoid these days, there is one game that has made me jealous of Xbox One users: Peggle 2. Soon enough, the ball-bouncing lesson in geometry and rainbows will not be exclusive to the current generation Microsoft console. Show More Summary
Decentralised networks are naturally robust against certain types of attack. Now one mathematician says advanced geometry shows how to make them even more robust.
For many, few things are worse in high school than not being popular (like taking geometry three times). If you're not cool, don't know the hip lingo (RUFUS!) and aren't sitting at the popular table, grades 9-11 can be pretty disheartening. Show More Summary
by Jia Tolentino I'm so late to this party, but what a party it is. "Geometry of Circles" via FACT, and this great new Tumblr, Experimental Music on Children's TV. 0 Comments
A new movement in bags is literally taking shape. Forget what you’ve heard about beginner-level geometry; it’s a mere trend - nothing more. What was once a novelty concept has now evolved into a staple. Read the full post Top 5 Chic Shapes: A Lesson in Geometry which appeared first on Snob Essentials.
Wed February 19, 2014 21 Things To Learn Before Turning 30, But Don't Fret If You've Passed The Big 3-0 By Susie Moloney 1. Geometry. 2. There’s nothing that can’t be fixed by cheese. Except a fallen hem. For that you’ll need a stapler. Show More Summary
R. Lippok + D. Delcourt – Raster Noton Showcase, Mapping Festival 2013, Geneva from Dimitri Delcourt on Vimeo. Minimalism for its own sake isn’t terribly meaningful. But economical sound and geometries can become a medium for beautiful moments, if artists truly focus on form and relationship. Show More Summary
An interdisciplinary team re-examined Kleiber's Law, a famous 80-year-old equation that accurately describes many biological phenomena, although scientists don't agree on why it works. The team shows that Kleiber's Law captures the physics and mathematics underlying the evolution of plants' and animals' different, but equally efficient forms.
Why does a mouse's heart beat about the same number of times in its lifetime as an elephant's, although the mouse lives about a year, while an elephant sees 70 winters come and go? Why do small plants and animals mature faster than large...Show More Summary
As other manufacturers downsize their offerings to meet ever-increasing fuel economy milestones, Mazda’s SkyActiv program utilizes engine geometry to hit those marks, resulting in the automaker’s current offerings looking rear-wheel drive while feeling front-wheel drive. Show More Summary
This video of morphing and turning space rocks was created not by sculpting or modeling in the usual way, but rather by using fractal mathematics. (Video link).One of the principles of fractal geometry is self-similarity, where large forms are composed of smaller and smaller components that share the same geometry. Show More Summary
The National Museum of Denmark played host to a creepy Fall/Winter 2014 from Han Kjøbenhavn. Central to the collection, geometry and basic shapes, squares, triangles and circles, informing both print and cut. Tailoring with a contemporary edge, more traditional fabrics such… Han Kjøbenhavn Gets Creepy For Fall/Winter 2014 is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
After the success of her first runway show last season, Misha Nonoo doesn't need to worry about being the new girl in town anymore. Instead of resting on her laurels, she took the opportunity to try a few things we haven't seen from her before. Show More Summary