Science

  • Adding coding to schools will make Aus unrecognizable in 20yrs

    Comedian and maths geek, Adam Spencer just wrapped up is morning keynote at the MoodleMoot conference in Melbourne. After explaining the world’s search for large prime numbers, Spencer moved on to reflect on Australia’s education system. He says there’s currently no point in his daughter’s education plan (she’s 7),...
  • 3D Visualization a Tornado by The Weather Channel

    If all weather segments looked like this, I’d watch all of them. In this insane augmented video, we see Jim Cantore from The Weather Channel, explain the anatomy of a tornado. The 3D graphics are overlayed on top of the standard video layer and with some strategic planning, pulls...
  • Google StreetView opens the Large Hadron Collider to the world

    By now most people on the internet have used Google StreetView. It’s a fantastic tool that allows users to visit and experience locations around the world and pan around their streets as if you were walking the streets. This has been expanded to inside shopping centers, the ocean, the...
  • Tuesday TED Talk: Why I fell in love with monster prime numbers

    They’re millions of digits long, and it takes an army of mathematicians and machines to hunt them down — what’s not to love about monster primes? Adam Spencer, comedian and lifelong math geek, shares his passion for these odd numbers, and for the mysterious magic of math. Australia’s own,...
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