With all the attention we’ve been giving the LMS’s 150th birthday celebrations, it’s only fair to note that the Mathematical Association of America is 100 this year. The MAA is a fantastic organisation, as the famous maths people in this video testify: As is the way of these things, there are events throughout the year... Read more »
An important part of building a connection with your partner is knowing their inner life. What are they thinking and feeling? What were their dreams as a child? What are their dreams today? Another important part is knowing how they feel about your relationship (and your partner knowing how you feel, as well). Even reminiscing […]
Robot’s First Steps
As infants, we had to learn how to use our limbs in order to crawl and then to walk. Always taking cues from nature, roboticists such as Hod Lipson have tapped into an important, but underestimated aspect of our own movement: our body awareness, or proprioception. Researchers have built a robot that has this “sixth sense,” demonstrated here in this jaw-dropping demonstration of machine learning and adaptation. Lipson asserts that in order for
tl;dr Despite good rain in the cities of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Valley this year (especially at my house!), it’s the snowpack that matters for state water supply. And the snowpack is not good. Longer: My backyard rain barrels are full, and the latest storm has brought Albuquerque’s water year precipitation (since Oct. 1) to ...Continue reading ‘In New Mexico, precip where it matters not’ »
FeRh is a metallic alloy that has been well investigated over the past 70 years or so, yet a thorough understanding of some of its...
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