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Thread by @MaxFagin: “November is here, and that means a massive shift is coming. And by “massive” I am of course referring to the redefinition of the kilogram unit of mass […]”

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/11/02

Good read: Thread by @MaxFagin: “November is here, and that means a massive shift is coming. And by “massive” I am of course referring to the redefinitilogram unit of mass that the world has been building up to for more than 100 years. Let me explain: 1/ I’ve h […]” [WayBack]

via: [WayBack] Das Urkilogrann wird arbeitslos. Es wird durch eine Definition ersetzt, die auf physikalischen Effekten statt auf einem Sample basiert. – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

–jeroen

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Euler’s identity – cool explanatory videos by Burkard Polster

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/19

[WayBack] e^iπ = -1 – Daniela Osterhagen – Google+ reminded me of [WayBackEuler’s identity (often called the most beautiful formula in the world) and these two great videos by Burkard Polster I bumped into a few years back below.

She points to a German link about “the most beautiful formula in the world”, to which I fully agree:

Gerade einmal sechs Symbole braucht es dafür

[WayBackFreistetters Formelwelt: Die schönste Formel der Welt – Spektrum der Wissenschaft

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Spelling with element symbols from the Periodic table

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/11

The [WayBackPeriodic table – Wikipedia contains many symbols.

Combing them allows you to spell word. Not all words, but many of them can be spelled.

So I was glad finding the below article that started with the same fascination I had in chemistry class.

[WayBackSpelling with Elemental Symbols

It has a great explanation of the algorithm, references to computer science literature and a nice Python implementation.

via: [WayBack] One of the best programming articles I’ve read in a while – This is why I Code – Google+

–jeroen

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TwistedDoodles • The truth about Eureka. (I say bollocks… A lot!)

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/08/30

The truth about Eureka.(I say bollocks… A lot!)

I bumped into this a while ago, but since I’ve been doing quite a bit of research lately, it’s worth repeating.

–jeroen

Source: TwistedDoodles • The truth about Eureka. (I say bollocks… A lot!)

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Exclusive: The Silicon Valley quest to preserve Stephen Hawking’s voice – San Francisco Chronicle

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/04/01

Long read: [WayBackExclusive: The Silicon Valley quest to preserve Stephen Hawking’s voice – San Francisco Chronicle

Eric Dorsey, a 62-year-old engineer in Palo Alto, was watching TV Tuesday night when he started getting texts that Stephen Hawking had died. He turned on the news and saw clips of the famed physicist speaking in his iconic android voice – the voice that Dorsey had spent so much time as a young man helping to create, and then, much later, to save from destruction. Dorsey and Hawking had first met nearly 30 years earlier to the day. In March 1988, Hawking was visiting UC Berkeley during a three-week lecture tour. At 46, Hawking was already famous for his discoveries about quantum physics and black holes, but not as famous as he was about to be.

Via: [WayBack] Steven Hawkings last voice was a Pi.  – Tim Rowledge – Google+

–jeroen

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