#### The 500-LED Christmas Tree that Got into Harvard

Matt Parker, stand up mathematician, explains the adventures that his custom programmed LED Christmas tree led him to.

Read More#### What is the factorial of -½?

More math puzzles that I didn’t even know existed. Fascinating.

Read More#### Why Can’t We Divide by Zero?

I’ve often wondered why this rule of mathematics has withstood the test of time: don’t divide by zero. In the world of math, many strange results are possible when we change the rules. But there’s one rule that most of us have been warned not to break: don’t divide by zero. How can the simple […]

Read More#### Will Constructor Theory Rewrite Physics?

- Frank
- October 22, 2021
- Anthropic Principle
- Astrobiology
- Astrophysics
- black holes
- Calculus
- Dark Energy
- Dark Matter
- einstein
- Einsteinian Physics
- General Relativity
- Holographic Principle
- Holographic Universe
- Math
- maths
- Matt O’Dowd
- Outer Space
- PBS
- PBS Space Time
- Physics
- Quantum Mechanics
- Rare Earth
- Science Fiction
- Space
- Space Physics
- Space Time
- Special Relativity
- Strong Anthropic Principle
- The Universe
- Time
- Weak Anthropic Principle

With my interesting in quantum computing, I have spent a lot more time than usual looking at videos like this. The people behind the greatest leaps in physics – Einstein, Newton, Heisenberg, all had the uncanny ability to see the fundamentals – see the deepest, underlying facts about the world, and from simple statements about […]

Read More#### New Results in Quantum Tunneling vs. The Speed of Light

- Frank
- October 14, 2021
- Astrobiology
- Astrophysics
- black holes
- Calculus
- Dark Energy
- Dark Matter
- einstein
- Einsteinian Physics
- Faster Than Light
- General Relativity
- Holographic Principle
- Holographic Universe
- Math
- maths
- Matt O’Dowd
- Outer Space
- PBS
- PBS Space Time
- Physics
- Quantum Mechanics
- quantum tunneling
- science
- Science Fiction
- Space
- Space Physics
- Space Time
- Special Relativity
- speed of light
- The Universe
- Time

In a race, who would win: quantum tunneling or the reigning champ, the speed of light? Paradoxically, the most promising prospects for moving matter around faster than light may be to put a metaphorical brick wall in its way. New efforts in quantum tunneling – both theory and experiment – show that superluminal motion may […]

Read More#### Jo Boaler on How to Learn Math | Lex Fridman Podcast #226

Given the increasing importance of mathematics in the world, it may be as crucial to success as literacy. Jo Boaler is a professor of mathematics education at Stanford and the co-founder of youcubed. In this video, she sits down with Lex Fridman to talk about learning math. OUTLINE: 0:00 – Introduction 0:23 – What is […]

Read More#### Iterators, Iterables, and Itertools in Python

For-loops in Python do a lot of work for you. By learning how iteration works, you will be able to add iteration to your own classes and create custom iterable objects. Python also gives you an “itertools” module which contains a lot of convenience functions to save you time and streamline your code.

Read More#### The Lightning Algorithm

- Frank
- August 30, 2021
- Math
- Numberphile

Here’s a bit of math to get your Monday started. This time Matt Henderson is making lightning in mazes.

Read More#### Is Math Real?

- Frank
- August 3, 2021
- are numbers real
- are we made of math
- hossenfelder
- how does physics work
- is math real
- is the universe math
- laws of nature
- Math
- Mathematics
- mathematics in physics
- mathematics of space-time
- maths
- Philosophy
- philosophy of science
- Physics
- science
- science without the gobbledygook
- Space Time
- spacetime
- the mathematical universe
- what is a particle
- what is space-time

Sabine Hossenfelder discusses whether or not math is real.

Read More#### Binary to Decimal – Convert Numbers and Fractions Like a Pro!

- Frank
- July 27, 2021
- base 10
- base 2
- base conversion
- base2 to base 10
- binary
- binary float
- binary floating point numbers
- binary fraction
- binary fractions
- binary system
- binary to decimal
- computational math
- Computer Science
- convert bases
- convert floating point
- convert floating point numbers
- convert fractions
- cs math
- decimal
- decimal float
- decimal system
- decimal to binary
- Math
- math tutorial
- Mathematics
- number base
- number bases
- number systems
- Programming
- programming math

In this tutorial by Python Simplified, learn a very important computer science concept – number base conversion! And more particularly – converting binary numbers to decimals and vice versa.

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