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July 29, 2014

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4:44 PM | crookedindifference: Happy 56th Anniversary NASA
crookedindifference: Happy 56th Anniversary NASA
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3:08 PM | Mesmerizing Interiors Of Iran’s Mosques Captured In Rare...
Mesmerizing Interiors Of Iran’s Mosques Captured In Rare Photographs By Mohammad Domiri Mohammad Domiri, a talented architectural photographer from northern Iran, takes stunning photos of grandiose mosque architecture throughout the Middle East. Middle Eastern architecture is often recognized by its elegantly curved arches and spiraling columns, which feature heavily throughout Domiri’s photos. Many of the historic sites Domiri shoots are decorated with colorful stained-glass […]
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2:46 PM | I’m not even kidding guys…I already ordered 2! A...
I’m not even kidding guys…I already ordered 2! A Multi-Function Clip That Hides a Toolbox In Your Hair Andrew Liszewski A Leatherman multi-tool hanging off your belt is a great way to stay prepared for emergencies, but it means you look like someone with a Leatherman hanging off their belt—and that part’s not so great. This innocuous hair clip is a better alternative. It manages to replicate the functionality of quite a few tools, but will all but disappear when used to keep your bangs […]
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1:02 PM | Top Ten Movies about Math!
Top Ten Movies about Math!
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9:10 AM | How well we don’t understand probability
All Things Considered on NPR ran a fine series on how we interpret probability and uncertainty. It came in five …
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12:04 AM | utopian01: Sine 02b.
utopian01: Sine 02b.

July 28, 2014

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7:56 PM | staceythinx: Selections from Tallmadge Doyle’s...
staceythinx: Selections from Tallmadge Doyle’s ethereal Celestial Mapping Series
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7:26 PM | wolframalpha: Just how much Jazzercise would it take to shake...
wolframalpha: Just how much Jazzercise would it take to shake off the calories from 100 Taco Bell tacos? http://wolfr.am/1kjq1rK 
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6:29 PM | staceythinx: Within Invisibility by Jiayu Liu is an...
staceythinx: Within Invisibility by Jiayu Liu is an installation powered by the wind of 40 Chinese cities. Liu on her work: What if we use wind to represent wind? This project is about nostalgia, personal investigation, and testing the boundaries of data visualisation, and creating a multisensory experience of invisible data. Within Invisibility renders wind data into a multisensory experience. Live data comes from 40 major Chinese cities, each represented by two fans. Each fan shows a […]
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4:00 PM | The Game Changes
Here is a fun interactive display by Noah Velltman of the height and weight of National Football League players from 1920 to 2014, via Statistical Modeling... Clicking on this link allows you to vary the year and observe the joint distribution of height and weight over the years. You can even see how the game as changed from the early 1990s as roles and players have become more specialized resulting in distinct clusters of body types.
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2:17 PM | Retro Math TV
(Click on the comic if you can't see the full image.) (C)Copyright 2014, C. Burke.The 90s version, The Rad Squad, wasn't as successful. Oscar and Fivex appeared together in another classicshow. You know how those numeric actors always like to work in pairs. Interesting (to me) Trivia!: This is comic #888 and it's appearing on 7/28/14, a day of sevens! Not that this was planned, my Internet was actually out for a day or so last week, and I wasn't feeling all that great anyway....
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8:19 AM | Too many numbers
Numbers is a short film by Robert Hloz where some people see numbers appear above others' heads. What the numbers …

July 27, 2014

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7:18 PM | The Journey to Scottish Independence
The Journey to Scottish Independence   by Iain Green   http://im-possible.info/english/art/cartoons/iain-green.html
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5:02 PM | Super deceptions
Super deceptions   by Kelvin Coles   http://im-possible.info/english/art/various/kelvin-coles.html#super-deceptions
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2:38 AM | mindfuckmath: The political commentary here is as true as the...
mindfuckmath: The political commentary here is as true as the math.
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1:00 AM | underthesymmetree: Fibonacci you crazy bastard…. As seen in the...
underthesymmetree: Fibonacci you crazy bastard…. As seen in the solar system (by no ridiculous coincidence), Earth orbits the Sun 8 times in the same period that Venus orbits the Sun 13 times! Drawing a line between Earth & Venus every week results in a spectacular FIVE side symmetry!! Lets bring up those Fibonacci numbers again: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34.. So if we imagine planets with Fibonacci orbits, do they create Fibonacci symmetries?! You bet!! Depicted here is a: 2 sided […]

July 26, 2014

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7:28 PM | Origami with impossible triangles
Origami by Alesandro Beber   http://im-possible.info/english/art/misc/origami/alessandro-beber.html   Author - https://www.flickr.com/photos/30452866@N06/
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2:02 AM | the-irrationals: Today we finally finished building the second...
the-irrationals: Today we finally finished building the second generation Menger sponge out of business cards!

July 25, 2014

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10:38 PM | A decade of Yelp review trends
Yelp released an amusing tool that lets you see how the use of word in reviews has changed over the …
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6:17 PM | Figures Library update
10 new images were appended to the Figures Library http://im-possible.info/english/library/grey/grey95.html   Now it contains 950 different impossible figures.
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7:23 AM | Senator John Walsh plagiarism, color-coded
John Walsh, the U.S. Senator from Montana, is in the news lately for plagiarizing a large portion of his final …
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12:58 AM | xysciences: Each dot is only moving in a straight line, but is...
xysciences: Each dot is only moving in a straight line, but is created by balls moving in circles through 3 dimensional space.  [Click for more interesting science facts and gifs]

July 24, 2014

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7:10 PM | Artworks by Andrew Paquette
Images by Andrew Paquette   http://im-possible.info/english/art/pencil/andrew-paquette.html   Author - http://paqart.com/
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4:53 PM | A more visual world data portal
One of the most annoying parts of downloading data from large portals is that you never quite know what you're …
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2:47 PM | ucsdhealthsciences: A Moveable Yeast: modeling shows proteins...
ucsdhealthsciences: A Moveable Yeast: modeling shows proteins never sit still Our body’s proteins – encoded by DNA to do the hard work of building and operating our bodies – are forever on the move. Literally, according to new findings reported by Trey Ideker, PhD, chief of the Division of Genetics in the UC San Diego School of Medicine, and colleagues in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Hemoglobin protein molecules, for example, continuously transit […]
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1:00 PM | Members Only: How to Make an Interactive Treemap
Treemaps are useful to view and explore hierarchical data. Interaction can help you look at the data in greater detail.
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11:24 AM | Here's my review of “The Imitation Game” trailer starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Cumberbatch's hair.
Here's my review of “The Imitation Game” trailer starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Cumberbatch's hair.
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9:02 AM | Large-ish data packages in R
If you've played around with R enough, there comes a time when you just need some data to mess around …
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12:40 AM | trigonometry-is-my-bitch: Geometrical visualisation of a 4D...
trigonometry-is-my-bitch: Geometrical visualisation of a 4D shape from a 3D Perspective - The Tesseract Hypercubes are shapes with n dimensions where n is greater than the 3 dimensions of a normal cube. The Tesseract, or the 4-cube, is a 4 dimensional hypercube. where n is the dimensional number, in any hypercube: vertices = 2^n edges = n(2^n-1 ) faces = 2^n-3(n-1)n
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12:22 AM | Black Moon
I finished my masters a little more than a year ago and am starting a Ph.D. in two months. In the intervening year, I have done a little research, some teaching, and made the (very) occasional post here. I have … Continue reading →
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