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Archive for February, 2019

Rise of Computer Power – the Law of Moore!

February28

Ordering a pair of socks online today involves more computing muscle than Nasa had in 1969! In fact, the Apollo Guidance Computer was about as powerful as a slow Nintendo! For more computer power comparisons, click here. Computing power has increased according to a rather unusual law – no, not in-laws or outlaws, but Moore’s […]

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Did You Know … DNA factoid

February25

DNA, the long molecules containing our entire genetic blueprint, are about two metres long when unwound, but pack into cell nuclei that measures only 100th of a millimetre across.

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What do these faces have in common?

February20

A wide variety of faces, yet they all have something in common. What do you think it is? Answer: They are all fake images! How? See this intriguing video which uses an amazing new mathematical facial formula (algorithm). Click on the image to view (approx 6min):

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And a bit of fun for a change …

February20

How many spare parking spaces are in this picture?see Post Support for answer

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A short video to undo math anxiety

February20
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Gold Increases by 300%!

February19

This gold chart (source: Kitco.com) appears to show a dramatic – over 300% – increase in the value of gold over a period of just 7 hours on February 15th, 2019.  Students learning Mathematics and Statistics must exercise their detective instincts when viewing data in graphical form and this is an excellent example. Of course, […]

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Why math if we don’t use it in everyday life?

February9

That’s a very good question and I am going to invite Kedar Marathe – who works at Tata Technologies in India – to answer it: “Look around the world in which you live. Almost everything that you experience and enjoy is possible because of Mathematics. 1. You drive a car. A car company uses CAD […]

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Why do we need quantum computers?

February5
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The Real Math Behind ‘The Simpsons’

February5

So, in relation to my last post, here is a puzzle that appeared in a Simpsons Episode – centered on baseball. Can you figure out the attendance at this game? For a complete explanation, check out this 12min video here.

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