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Albert Einstein adapts to a world with no women

I recommend this recent publication, The Cambridge Companion to Einstein, edited by Michel Janssen and Christoph Lehner.

It is a real good book: The scholarly and academic papers contained in this volume are authored by eminent scholars within the field of Einstein studies. 25 more words

Albert Einstein

The .Gif Friday Post No. 341 - Fun With Trigonometry Edition


Grampa Strutts made a similar machine out of wood with tapered wood dowels instead of prism-shaped dogs based upon the 2nd .gif. It’s the basis of a 4-stroke engine. 42 more words

Humor

TV Cabinet

Ryan is creating a TV Cabinet in Shop class, if he wants to make sure his cabinet will fit any 55″ widescreen TV, how big should the opening be?

Hint: Widescreen aspect ratios are 16:9.

Geometry

Tilings- Open Middle Problem

What is the least amount of Tranformations needed to Tile the plane? List them.

Can the tiling be done with only one type of Transformation?  If so, identify which type and how many times you need to perform the transformation to tile the plane. 32 more words

Open Middle

Designer Highlight: Agata Bielen

I’ve never been one to wear a lot of jewellery, mainly because I like to write things by hand so rings and bracelets get in the way. 267 more words

Vanity Of Want

The Ceiling of Sagrada Família

Sagrada Família — I was blown away by this Modernist architectural wonder designed by Antoni Gaudí. The geometry in its structure is so prominent and different from any building I’ve seen so far — a new perspective, a new sight greeting me wherever I turned. 43 more words

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