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Florida Birds

We were visiting my parents in Florida last week. Spring has definitely sprung there. Since there were a lot of birds out, and I had a new camera to play with, I took a...

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Parity of d(n)

The other day Tom was talking about a problem they did in his math class. Here’s a slightly modified version. Consider an infinite list of bits. The first bit represents the number 1; The...

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Fun With Dry Ice

Tonight the door bell rang. When we answered, the FedEx man handed us this big package. It turns out that my sister had signed my parents up for an ice cream of the month...

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Ford GT 40 #83

I was reading through the listings at Hemmings, and saw that one of our favorite cars is on the market. Here’s a picture we took at Lime Rock a few years ago. I’ve got...

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Danny Cooke’s Films

We were watching some of Danny Cooke’s films last night. We really enjoyed these two. They’re both about things which used to be industrial production technology, but only exist today for doing art. You...

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The Economist on Romney on Detroit

Our former Governor had an op-ed in the Detroit News the other day arguing, well I can’t quite figure out what he’s arguing. He seems to be trying to take credit for something he...

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MIT’s Open Courseware is a wonderful thing. Recently I’ve been watching Erik Demaine’s lectures on the math behind origami. They’re really fun lectures, and it’s a very interesting subject. I love the sense of...

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Flying Pyramids

It’s been years since I worked in Fluid Dynamics, but I still love a good fluids paper; especially a good unsteady flow solution. Check out this one which was just highlighted on ScienceNow.  You...

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Tim Hunkin

I mentioned the Fixers blog here a couple of weeks ago. If you didn’t start following them then, you might at least want to go check out their recent post about one of my...