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8:06 PM | All Seeing Eye

All Seeing Eye
by James Dean
http://im-possible.info/english/art/misc/tattoo/james-dean.html

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2:50 PM | Don Steward Resources

I was very fortunate to meet Don Steward this morning at Huddersfield University. He ran a session for us about creativity and challenge in maths for 11-16 year olds. It was a really great blend of teaching strategies, activity ideas … Continue reading →

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1:52 PM | New artworks by Vadim Dubinin

New artworks by Vadim Dubinin
http://im-possible.info/english/art/pencil/vadim-dubinin.html#eye

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9:41 AM | Sequence Quiz Busters

This simple game is good for a plenary or starter based around teaching sequences. It’s two player (or two teams) so be prepared for a rowdy bit of competition.

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6:00 AM | R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy

(Click on the comic if you can't see the full image.) (C)Copyright 2015, C. Burke.He lived long. He prospered. Can us doing the same be part of his legacy? It's been a while since I've included an obituary comic. I did a few very early in the run of (x, why?), but I had to stop. So many childhood idols were dying off, I could fill the strip with them ... except that I couldn't because my skills as an artist just weren't up to where they needed to be for a tribute. That's the main reason
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7:22 PM | 30 new artworks by Regolino Bizzi

30 new artworks by Regolino Bizzi
http://im-possible.info/english/art/various/odonodo.html#a88
Author - http://odonodo.deviantart.com/

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4:52 PM | Geometry

(Click on the comic if you can't see the full image.) (C)Copyright 2015, C. Burke.A whole branch of math grew from a nut.

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4:13 PM | Spreadsheets for life

Planet Money goes back to a 1984 article by Steven Levy that discusses this new thing called a spreadsheet. It was taking the place of the paper version that accountants…Tags: Excel, Planet Money, spreadsheet

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11:36 AM | Texas hold ‘em win probabilities

Software engineer Chris Beaumont visualized the strength of opponent hands in Texas hold 'em, given any other hand. This is based on counting about 1.3 trillion possible combinations.
Simply enter…Tags: gambling, poker

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matthen:
8 Earth years are roughly equal to 13 Venus years, meaning the two planets approximately trace out this pattern with 5-fold symmetry as they orbit the Sun. [more] [code]

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8 Earth years are roughly equal to 13 Venus years, meaning the two planets approximately trace out this pattern with 5-fold symmetry as they orbit the Sun. [more] [code]

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8:36 AM | Probability Spinners

A set of worksheets based around probabilities using spinners… which… nobody ever uses… except exam boards. Using spinners 1 Using spinners 2 (medium) Using spinners 3 (hard)

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8:28 PM | Mr. Men #9

Alternates: Kurt Gödel was an Austrian mathematician famous for his incompleteness theorems.

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8:05 PM | Generation Z

Generation Z
by Gergely Krizbai
http://im-possible.info/english/art/computer/gergely-krizbai.html
Author - https://www.behance.net/krizbo

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Michael Beuoy's win probability model plotted on FiveThirtyEight starts all NBA teams at a 50% chance of winning. Then the probability of winning a game increases and decreases from there.…Tags: gambling, sports

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A painting technique my brother has been using to create interesting curves on a canvas. A squeegee (red line) is alternately pivoted on either side of the canvas (blue rectangle), creating waves in the oil paints from the series of arcs. [See his abstracts painted with this technique] [code]

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Michael Beuoy made a win probability model for NBA teams and games, based on play-by-play data from 2000 to 2012. The basic calculator lets you punch in the game state,…Tags: basketball, FiveThirtyEight

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9:25 AM | RobEastaway.com

Rob Eastaway is an author. He has a whole bunch of great books (see below for a couple of examples). His website is also home to a handful of great maths puzzles for use in lessons.

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sixpenceee:This first picture shows what a typical active geyser looks like. The second shows two frozen geysers. (Source: Earthporn and volcanoes.usgs.gov)

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everybodyontheinternet:On February 26, the FCC is going to decide if the internet should stay free and fair, or if it should be handed over to the cable companies.You don’t want them to pick the cable companies. Join everybody on the internet to help the FCC do the right thing.

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prostheticknowledge:Running WomenHigh definition digital art by South Korean artist Minha Yang features a woman running in slow-motion, distorted beautifully with algorithms:“Running Women” is the artwork made of numerous motion vectors that is generated by mathematical and physical algorithms. The moving image was taken by high speed camera and transformed into 129,600 vectors. These vectors are capable of controlling 2 million lines containing color characteristic values of rasterized
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mothernaturenetwork:7 inspiring, badass womenYou may not have heard of them, but these women defied convention and set their own paths.

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The unexpected math behind Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” - Natalya St. ClairPhysicist Werner Heisenberg said, “When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: why relativity? And why turbulence? I really believe he will have an answer for the first.” As difficult as turbulence is to understand mathematically, we can use art to depict the way it looks. Natalya St. Clair illustrates how Van Gogh captured this deep mystery of movement, fluid and light in his work.

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Stupiti che 1 non sia primo? Scopriamo insieme perché è "solo" l'unità!Abbiamo già visto come, partendo dai numeri primi, si possa sviluppare un discorso più o meno approfondito sulle fondamenta matematiche. Altrettanto fondamentale, però, si rivela provare a rispondere alla domanda su quale sia il numero primo più piccolo. E', infatti, abbastanza noto come il numero 1 sia stato ora inserito ora escluso dalla lista dei numeri primi, ottenendo in alcuni casi lo status di più piccolo tra […]

Agargun A.G. & Fletcher C.R. (1997). The Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic Dissected, The Mathematical Gazette, 81 (490) 53-57. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3618768

Crandall R. & Pomerance C.B. (2005). Primes!, Prime Numbers, Prime numbers: a computational perspective 1-82. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/0-387-28979-8_1

Caldwell C.K. & Xiong Y. (2012). What is the smallest prime?, Journal of Integer Sequences, 15 arXiv: 1209.2007v2

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Winifred Edgerton Merrill fu la prima americana ad ottenere un dottorato in matematica presso la Columbia University nel 1886. Nella sua tesi sviluppò una rappresentazione geometrica degli infinitesimi in diversi sistemi di coordinate, utilizzando lo jacobiano per per derivare le trasformazioni tra gli integrali nei diversi sistemi.Tra matematica e astronomiaNata a Ripon, nel Wisconsin, il 24 settembre del 1862 da Emmet e Clara Edgerton, si trasferisce con la famiglia a New York intorno al […]

Kelly S.E. & Rozner S.A. (2012). Winifred Edgerton Merrill: "She Opened the Door", Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 59 (04) 504-512. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/noti818

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Winifred Edgerton Merrill fu la prima americana ad ottenere un dottorato in matematica presso la Columbia University nel 1886. Nella sua tesi sviluppò una rappresentazione geometrica degli infinitesimi in diversi sistemi di coordinate, utilizzando lo jacobiano per per derivare le trasformazioni tra gli integrali nei diversi sistemi.Tra matematica e astronomiaNata a Ripon, nel Wisconsin, il 24 settembre del 1862 da Emmet e Clara Edgerton, si trasferisce con la famiglia a New York intorno al […]

Kelly S.E. & Rozner S.A. (2012). Winifred Edgerton Merrill: "She Opened the Door", Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 59 (04) 504-512. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/noti818

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Direi che oggi pomeriggio è stato un bel respirare, al Palazzo Brera. Cristina Lazzeroni dell'Università di Birmingham è venuta alle 18 (come avevo scritto nel post precedente) per raccontare del bosone di Higgs, del modello standard e di materia e antimateria. E' una sperimentale presso l'esperimento LHCb al CERN, l'esperimento dedicato proprio alla ricerca su uno dei grandi misteri dell'universo: perché in esso c'è un eccesso di materia (e d'altra parte se non fosse così, non ci sarebbe […]

Aaij R., B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, C. Adrover, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander & S. Ali & (2013). First Observation of CP Violation in the Decays of B_{s}^{0} Mesons, Physical Review Letters, 110 (22) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/physrevlett.110.221601

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Per i I cieli di Brera, il 24 settembre (domani... scusate per il ritardo nell'annuncio...) alle 18 presso la Sala delle Adunanze dell'Istituto Lombardo nel Palazzo Brera sito in via Brera 28 (Milano), si terrà la conferenza La fisica delle particelle e il Large Hadron Collider: recenti sviluppi e questioni aperte: Cristina Lazzeroni ci introdurrà alla fisica delle particelle e agli studi fatti al Large Hadron Collider del Cern di Ginevra mettendo l’accento su recenti sviluppi come la
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Aad G., J. Abdallah, S. Abdel Khalek, O. Abdinov, R. Aben, B. Abi, S. H. Abidi, M. Abolins, O. S. AbouZeid & H. Abramowicz & (2014). Measurement of the Higgs boson mass from the $H\to \gamma \gamma $ and $H\to Z{Z}^{*}\to 4\ell $ channels in $pp$ collisions at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector, Physical Review D, 90 (5) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/physrevd.90.052004

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Physicists use nanotechnology to capture perfect colors with one ultra-thin lens http://t.co/mRyvx4Z4jg on @Nanowerk

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