How would we express in terms of the statistical theory the marvelous faculty of...– Erwin Schrödinger - Wikiquote (via rhea137)
What is the world made of?…There are twelve basic building blocks. Six of...– Alberto Güijosa (via isomorphismes)
Quantum propulsion system for spacecraft invented
jkottke: Aisha Mustafa, a 19-year-old Egyptian physics student, has invented a promising new quantum propulsion system for spacecraft. Mustafa invented a way of tapping this quantum effect via what’s known as the dynamic Casimir effect. This uses a “moving mirror” cavity, where two very reflective very flat plates are held close together, and then moved slightly to interact with the quantum...
so I’m watching Wuthering Heights on Masterpiece Theater starring Bane, Sheriff Rick Grimes and Owen Harper
Code Simplicity » Software as Knowledge →
“Software is, fundamentally, a solid object that is made of knowledge. It follows all the rules and laws of knowledge. It behaves exactly as knowledge behaves in just about any given situation, except that it’s in concrete form. For example, when software is complex it tends to be mis-used. When software is wrong (i.e., has a bug), it tends to cause harm or problems. When people don’t...
The Static Quantum Multiverse. →
arxiv-cs: Authors: Yasunori Nomura We consider the multiverse in the intrinsically quantum mechanical framework recently proposed in Refs. [1,2]. By requiring that the principles of quantum mechanics are universally valid and that physical predictions do not depend on the reference frame one chooses to describe the multiverse, we find that the multiverse state must be static—-in particular, the...
Irish Mathematicians Solve The Guinness Sinking... →
Bubbles sink in Guinness because of the peculiar geometry of pint glasses, say a dedicated group of researchers at the University of Limerick
The Return of the Mythical Man Month →
Underestimation of the cost, schedule, and risk of projects is common in software development and especially prevalent in mathematical software development. It is common to encounter extremely optimistic ideas about the duration and difficulty level of mathematical software projects, ironically one of the more difficult kinds of software development, as well as magical ideas about mathematics.
The Mandelbrot Set—Part VIII: Buddhabrots |... →
[1204.3216] Towards A Categorical Approach of... →
Abstract: Transformational music theory mainly deals with group and group actions on sets, which are usually constituted by chords. For example, neo-Riemannian theory uses the dihedral group D24 to study transformations between major and minor triads, the building blocks of classical and romantic harmony. Since the developments of neo-Riemannian theory, many developments and generalizations have...
First Simulation of Quantum Tunneling on a Quantum... →
Quantum tunneling had always been thought too complex to simulate on today’s simple quantum computers. Now a new approach to quantum computing has changed that and opens the door to more complex simulations.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2012-5-20) →
Asphalt Green (12) Devotchka (11) Beirut (8) Gogol Bordello (7) Sun Kil Moon (7) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Coding is destined to become a new form of widespread literacy within the next...– Shereef Bishay, founder of San Francisco-based Developer Bootcamp (via cloudyheadedkid)
Why do anarchists only write in lower-case...
uglyuglyugly: Because they hate capitalism!
watch the solar eclipse live →
I often warn people: “Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you,...– George Carlin (via strangerfriend)
it’s a Deep Purple kinda Saturday…
The headline for me here is that Facebook’s success has the unintended...– Steve Blank, a professor at Berkeley and Stanford (and serial entrepreneur), on social media’s effect on Silicon Valley. (via theatlantic)
Traveling Salesman: A Seemingly Unsolvable Problem... →
my favorite NP-Complete problem
Roger Penrose talks about the nature of time and...
Computer Programming for All: A New Standard of... →
Everyone ought to be able to read and write; few people within the global mainstream would argue with that statement. But should everyone be able to program computers? The question is becoming critically important as digital technology plays an ever more central role in daily life. The movement to…