Tag Archives: math

Fibonacci Pigeons

By definition, the first two Fibonacci numbers are 0 and 1, and each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two. The first few digits of the Fibonacci string are 0 ,1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21… so on an so forth. If you look close enough, Fibonacci can be found damn near everywhere in nature and ...

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Pi Necklace

Looking for that perfect accessory to go with your new Geometric Cube Bracelet? The Pi Necklace by RGB-Works is a mathematical beauty, rock-ible by both humans of the male and female variety. As far as I can tell, RGB-works products are only available in a select number of stores in Japan. So if you want this beauty, you might want ...

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Duo Succesfully Shatters Pi Record Using Home Computer

A collaboration between 54-year-old system engineer Shigeru Kondo and American computer science student Alexander Yee resulted in the successful calculation of Pi to the 5-trillionth digit using only a homemade home computer and a piece of custom software called y-cruncher. The 5-trillion milestone shattered the previous record of 2.7 trillion digits, nearly doubling past efforts. The calculation took a period ...

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The Arithmetic of the Internet

No variables here. Just straight up basic arithmetic solves the mathematicalquandariesof the interwebz. Linking the influences that make the internet such asmorgasbordof valuable real estate and endless content. Where do we fit into all of this? Free hugs to the person who can come up with the correct equation for Gearfuse. More after the j + ump!

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Mathematician Cracks the Code of Hollywood Blockbusters

Cornell University’s James Cutting has a theory about Hollywood blockbusters. To be a really engaging potential classic, a movie needs to follow the 1/ffluctuation, a mathematical theory that attempts to solve the mystery of attention spans. In his research, Cutting measured the shot length of the 150 highest-grossing movies between 1935 and 2005. He then graphed the varying shot lengths ...

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What’s the Square Root of Pirate?

Argh, matey. Grab yourself a brisk pint of ale, a brand new pet parrot and get ready to take to the sea. Part of the New Math series by Craig Damraurer, this shirt merges math with the our scientific definition of a pirate. If we’ve done the math correctly, this awesome Pirate equation shirt is right up your gangplank. Grab ...

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Xbox 360 Controller Calculator Ripoff

This calculator only does a sub-par job of mimicking the Xbox 360 controller. Why, exactly, is this such a ripoff? No friggen Y button. WTF. Do the math. (Hardy-har) We’ve been short-changed. Link

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My Pizza Pi is 3.142 Times As Good As Yours

How many digits of Pi can you remember, without peeking? The first four decimal places are enough to fill my needs. If you’re interested in memorizing the ubiquitous digits of Pi, the Pizza Pi tray can keep the number fresh in your mind, even when your munching away at a few slices of extra cheese. This plate will take you ...

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