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At Multiverse Impasse, a New Theory of Scale

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Physicists have begun to explore the idea that mass and length may not be fundamental properties of nature. The hypothesis could help to avoid the conclusion that our world is just a weird bubble in an endlessly foaming multiverse.
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Quelle civilisation a inventé les premiers nombres?

Quelle civilisation a inventé les premiers nombres? | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it

Nombres entiers, premiers, réels ou imaginaires, ils structurent le quotidien des hommes et répondent depuis toujours au désir profondément humain...


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Folding Space-Time

Music box, backwards Bach, orbifolds and wooden bowl.
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One minus one plus one minus one

Discussing the brain-bending Grandi's Series and Thomson's Lamp - featuring Dr James Grime. A little bit of extra footage from the very end of this interview...
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The Excel Depression

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Did a coding error basically destroy the economies of the Western world? You be the judge.

 

In this age of information, math errors can lead to disaster. NASA’sMars Orbiter crashed because engineers forgot to convert to metric measurements; JPMorgan Chase’s “London Whale” venture went bad in part because modelers divided by a sum instead of an average. So, did an Excel coding error destroy the economies of the Western world?

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Chinese Lucky Numbers - Numberphile

8 and 6 are lucky but 4 is unlucky... if you're Chinese! Featuring Xiaohui Yuan from the University of Nottingham. Website: http://www.numberphile.com/ Numbe...
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What is up with Noises? (The Science and Mathematics of Sound, Frequency, and Pitch)

Accuracy not guaranteed. Get Audacity and play! http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Correction: it is the "Basilar" membrane, which is what I say, but somehow b...
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Doodling in Math: Spirals, Fibonacci, and Being a Plant [1 of 3]

Part 2: http://youtu.be/lOIP_Z_-0Hs Part 3: http://youtu.be/14-NdQwKz9w Re: Pineapple under the Sea: http://youtu.be/gBxeju8dMho
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How To Find the Lucas Angle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRNQAaTVa_A
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Boby Lapointe, chanteur et matheux inventeur de la numérotation Bibi

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L’année 2012 aura été celle des quarante ans de la disparition du chanteur Boby Lapointe. Adepte des jeux de mots et autres astuces sur les sonorités, l’artiste avait aussi inventé un système de numérotation en base 16.

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Médaille Fields: la presse d'Iran remet son voile à Maryam Mirzakhani

Médaille Fields: la presse d'Iran remet son voile à Maryam Mirzakhani | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it
La presse iranienne, à contre-courant du président iranien, a "photoshopé" la lauréate américano-iranienne du prestigieux prix de mathématiques.
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Arthur Benjamin: The magic of Fibonacci numbers

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Making Music With a Möbius Strip

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Musical chords naturally inhabit certain topological spaces, which show the possible paths that a composer can use to move between chords.
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Transcendental Numbers - Numberphile

Numbers like e and Pi cannot be made using normal algebra. Featuring Australia's Numeracy Ambassador, Simon Pampena. Extra footage: http://youtu.be/dzerDfN2E...
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Zeno's Paradox - Numberphile

Dr James Grime is back and talking about tortoises. In many ways this video follows on from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFNjA9LOPsg and then http://www.yo...
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Sunflowers and Fibonacci: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRjFV_DETKQ
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Mosh Pit Math: Physicists Analyze Rowdy Crowd

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At a heavy metal concert five years ago, physicist Jesse Silverberg had a "eureka" moment: The jumping, raucous fans at the show seemed to be moving about like molecules in the air we breathe.
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Wind and Mr. Ug

A cautionary tale. Other Möbius videos: Candy Buttons http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOLIB3cjFqw Möbius Music Box http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iMI_uOM_fY ...
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Mathgen: Randomly generated math papers

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E=mc² is Incomplete

You've heard of E=mc⊃2;... but you probably haven't heard the whole story. http://translate.minutephysics.com MinutePhysics is on Google+ - http://bit.ly/qzEwc...

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