Posts Tagged 'mathematics'

Explain Nothing – What Is Zero

According to Vox –

The computer you’re reading this article on right now runs on a binary — strings of zeros and ones. Without zero, modern electronics wouldn’t exist. Without zero, much of our modern world literally falls apart. Without zero, there’s no calculus, which means no modern engineering or automation.

Humanity’s discovery of zero was “a total game changer …

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Spirals – Beauty In Mathematical Precision [video]

The Most Expensive Hyphen In History

Mariner1According to Priceonomics.com –

On July 22, 1962, at 9:20 PM, the Mariner I sat idly on its platform, ready to make history. After investing years of construction, calculation, and funding, NASA had high hopes that its rocket would successfully conduct a flyby survey of Venus, thus shifting the Space Race’s momentum back to the home front. In every way, it was poised to set a space travel precedent. But when the rocket embarked, it was clear there’d be no cause for celebration: less than 5 minutes into flight, Mariner I exploded, setting back the U.S. government $80 million ($630 million in 2014 dollars). The root cause for this disaster? A lone omitted hyphen, somewhere deep in hand-transcribed mathematical code.

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How Big Is A Billion? Bill Gates Wealth [video]

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Why Are There 60 Minutes In An Hour?

clockInteresting article which explains why we have 24 hours in a day, sixty miutes in an hour and 60 seconds in a minute. It is due to ancient counting systems and the human hand. The ancient Sumerians counted to 12 on each hand. Find out how HERE.


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