Submitted by dcheeseman on Sat, 09/26/2009 - 05:23
A recent study coming out of MIT may have just put into serious question the findings of several climate models with observed data. This not only brings into question the models but also a longstanding assumption about carbon's effect on the atmosphere.
Submitted by dcheeseman on Sat, 08/08/2009 - 11:52
Electric cars are viable in terms of capacity on the grid, but I personally can't wait for people to start dumping their McClaren's and Shelby Mustangs on the market to better afford their Tesla replacements.
Submitted by dcheeseman on Thu, 02/26/2009 - 07:21
So I could be wrong, but just for fun I will arbitrarily claim that I discovered the following structure in John Conway's game of life. While playing around with orientations of ovals and pixels attached to ovals, I found an interesting pattern which seems to start exploding out but then separates out into 4 distinct gliders with no interior activity left. Below is a picture of the initial structure as well as an animation showing how it explodes out.
Submitted by dcheeseman on Thu, 09/11/2008 - 20:01
I recently was asked the other day to produce the last known digit of pi. Pi, as you might know is an irrational number and therefore can't be represented as a fraction. Here's a proof I found at http://pi314.at/math/irrational.html:
What can we infer from this? Well, technically this means there is NO last digit of pi, only a last known digit of pi based on the most accurate calculation.