Using foundational computer science theories, Colin Morris focuses on understanding trends in popular music. Borrowing from the areas of bioinformatics and compression algorithms, he shows that the lyrics... continue reading
posted by notarobot2 months 2 weeks ago • 117 views • 14:23
A fractal pattern is a kind of equation occurring all around us in nature. So what's a fractal and what does it have to do with nautiluses, romanesco broccoli, Star Trek II: The... continue reading
posted by Aard Vark (oritteropo) 10 months 1 week ago • 440 views • 2:09
The Galton Board is a 7.5” by 4.5” desktop probability machine. This device brings to life the statistical concept of normal distribution.
As you rotate the Galton Board... continue reading
posted by Aard Vark (oritteropo) 1 year 2 weeks ago • 794 views • 3:23
This is how we go from single cells to people.
Oh Carroll, Carroll
Gould, Stephen Jay yeah
D-D-D-D-Davidson and Peter
One cell divide and... continue reading
posted by Aard Vark (oritteropo) 1 year 7 months 3 weeks ago • 905 views • 4:46
I built a water powered hammer called a “Monjolo”. I started by making a water spout from half a hollow log to direct water from the creek. This was set up in the creek and water flowed through it.... continue reading
posted by Joe Motion (lurgee) 2 years 3 weeks ago • 1,206 views • 8:51
John Oliver is not afraid to put his money where his mouth is.
Back in February, realizing that President Trump gets most of his ideas from cable news, the Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight host purchased... continue reading
posted by newtboy2 years 1 month 2 weeks ago • 584 views • 1:37
It was just a routine workers’ compensation fraud case for Ken Sheppard. Show up for a spot check, do some surveillance of the subject and keep it pushing. But on March 3, 2014, it was anything but routine... continue reading
posted by newtboy2 years 1 month 2 weeks ago • 1,150 views • 5:01
The Christmas Number One is a British tradition: but it's one that's having to go through some changes -- because not many people buy music any more. Here's how the charts are calculated these days, and... continue reading
posted by Mordhaus2 years 5 months ago • 506 views • 3:21
At the University of Salford's Energy House, all the energy use is monitored and controlled, allowing researchers to experiment with all sorts of insulation and energy-saving techniques. But how to control... continue reading
posted by Mordhaus2 years 5 months ago • 98 views • 3:36
The magic of mathematical transformations applied to 360 degree video, warping time and space into an infinite loop. For the adventurous, you can click or drag anywhere to move around within the spherical... continue reading
posted by blacklotus903 years 3 months 4 weeks ago • 1,498 views • 1:57
The human visual system is extremely complex, but it makes repeated use of some tricks that can be exploited to produce interesting visual illusions. With even a high-level understanding of how the brain... continue reading
posted by cricket3 years 8 months 3 weeks ago • 1,205 views • 4:56
"It's never been done on the internet. You're going to learn something."
YouTube: SYNCHRONIZE WITH DEREK'S VIDEO: http://bit.ly/SouthernSwirl
We each repeated the experiment 3 times, and got the... continue reading
posted by PlayhousePals3 years 11 months 3 weeks ago • 886 views • 8:02