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How to Build a Homemade Windmill for Alternative Energy

Build a Homemade Windmill for Alternative Energy<p>Step 1<p>Order your windmill building plans as well as the DC motor. See the Resources section for a …

Windmill

Pink Floyd - One of These Days

Aug 7, 2018<p>Pink Floyd recently uploaded an experimental animation video that was set to their instrumental song <i>One of These Days</i>. The animation was …

Classic Rock

Statistics Offer Answer to Decades-Long Dispute Over Authorship of Beatles Hit

Given the long-standing debate over the authorship of “In My Life”—a 1965 Beatles hit ranked 23rd on <i>Rolling Stone</i>’s “definitive” list of the 500 …

Guitar

Australian Akshay Venkatesh wins Fields medal – the 'Nobel for maths'

The Australian mathematician Akshay Venkatesh has won the Fields medal, the mathematics equivalent of the Nobel prize.<p>He becomes only the second Australian to win the prestigious prize, after Terence Tao in 2006. It is only awarded every four years to up to four mathematicians who are under …

Mathematics

A brief introduction to imaginary numbers

Just because imaginary numbers don’t exist, it doesn’t mean they are completely useless.<p>In 16th century Venice, formulae for solving equations were …

Mathematics

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”

Physics

There’s a handy way for “non-math people” to learn math

We are all math people. No, really. We just don’t all know it.<p>There’s a false divide between artsy types and the mathematically inclined, and creative teachers are trying to unite us all with a more holistic understanding. “What professional mathematicians think of as mathematics is entirely …

Mathematics

16 Creative DIY Wind Turbines You Can Save Your Electricity Bill

DIY projects are fun and a means to exercise your creativity. When dealing with electricity, it is imperative that you exercise caution.<p>Yes, …

Wind Power

The best ways to make your vinyl records sound better

Former Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Danny Kirwan Dead at 68

Danny Kirwan, the former Fleetwood Mac guitarist who played on five of the British band’s albums, died Friday at the age of 68.<p>Mick Fleetwood, who …

James Brown Drummer John ‘Jabo’ Starks: 5 Classic Tracks

“Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine” (1970)<p>Starks smacks listeners wide awake at the start of “Sex Machine” with a series of authoritative …

This math problem about fractions and a pink triangle is stumping the internet — see if you can solve it

• <b>Author Ed Southall of Solve My Maths shared a math problem on Twitter asking people to figure out what fraction of a square is shaded pink.</b>• <b><br>Twitter</b> …

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I love reading about math. Not dry textbooks, but texts that bring to life the people who do math as a profession. Or texts that introduce strange or …

Weekend Project: Build your own budget-friendly electric bicycle for under $500

Electric bicycles make commuting around cities and urban areas much easier, but the good ones can be quite hard on your wallet. High quality electric bicycles by top brands like Trek’s Super Commuter 8s or Raleigh Redux IE offer both high performance and high quality in a sleek package. However, …

Electric Vehicles

2,300 years after mathematicians first noticed prime numbers, they're still intrigued

Making us scratch our heads for millennia.<p>On March 20, American-Canadian mathematician Robert Langlands received the Abel Prize, celebrating lifetime achievement in mathematics. Langlands’ research demonstrated how concepts from geometry, algebra, and analysis could be brought together by a common …

Mathematics

In Search of God’s Mathematical Perfect Proofs

Paul Erdős, the famously eccentric, peripatetic and prolific 20th-century mathematician, was fond of the idea that God has a celestial volume …

Textbook on number theory acclaimed for its novel approach

It's not often that a mathematics textbook is described as "gorgeous" or "a work of practical art." But <i>An Illustrated Theory of Numbers</i> by Martin …

This simple math riddle is stumping the internet — see if you can solve it

• <b>Mumsnet user PeerieBreeks shared a math riddle on a message board for parents.</b>• <b><br>The question asks how much money a man makes or loses after buying and</b> …

People Notice There’s Something Wrong With The Rock’s New Movie Poster, And Things Escalate Quickly

People are calling Dwayne Johnson ‘The Rock-et’ after he shared a poster of his upcoming movie. The action thriller is set in the not-so-distant …

Listen to Neil Young’s entire back catalog for free in HD audio

In conjunction with the release of his 39th album <i>The Visitor</i>, singer-songwriter Neil Young has just opened the doors to his vault with the Neil Young …

Fractions: Where It All Goes Wrong

Many children never master fractions. When asked whether 12/13 + 7/8 was closest to 1, 2, 19, or 21, only 24% of a nationally representative sample …

Maths goes to the movies

By Joan Lasenby<i>Got your popcorn? Picked a good seat? Are you sitting comfortably? Then let the credits roll...</i>First objects are modelled as wire …

Mathematics

Complex numbers: Why do we love them?

Imagine you are minding your own business, solving some equations at school or work. You start with , and pretty quickly realise this this equation …

7 Mouthwatering Garlic Mashed Potato Recipes Just in Time for the Holidays

'Tis the season for carbs, slow cookers, and instant pots. But let's get the hard part out of the way first. Before you click away and shun me …

The Guardian view on vinyl: getting its groove back | Editorial

Sainsbury’s has launched own-label records to capitalise on the revival of the format. That’s a good thing<p>Every so often, when hope is almost lost, an endangered species claws its way back from the brink. With loving care, a population flourishes and even re-establishes itself in the wild. Vinyl …

Your Data Are Probably Biased And That's Becoming A Massive Problem

Beware of black boxes<p>Nobody sets out to be biased, but it's harder to avoid than you would think. Wikipedia lists over 100 documented biases from authority bias and confirmation bias to the Semmelweis effect, we have an enormous tendency to let things other than the facts to affect our judgments. …

Fats Domino: Remembering a Rock and Roll Pioneer

The pianist and singer, who died at 89, was one of the few remaining links to the era when jazz, blues, boogie, and R&B were melding to form a new genre.<p>Fats Domino lands near the top of the list in any debate about who invented rock and roll, but in reality, the great pianist and singer’s work …

Music

Alan Turing’s school report reveals little of his genius

In 1929, a teenager’s end-of-term report noted that his English reading was weak, his French prose was very weak, his essays grandiose beyond his abilities, and his mathematical promise undermined by his untidy work.<p>The report gave few clues that Alan Turing would come to be seen as a genius, a …

Vince Staples Breaks Down Eminem's Trump Freestyle

Last week, a huge percentage of hip-hop lauded Eminem for his fiery freestyle against President Trump at the 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Despite …