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Bees

Here’s another processing sketch we did about the same time as planets and ships. It’s very similar except that the ships are now bees and the cursor is the object that they’re attracted to....

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Planets and Ships

This is a Processing sketch that Peter and I wrote a while ago. You should see a black square with a bunch of colored circles. Each circle is a planet. Now click to launch...

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CSF on NPR

NPR had a nice article tonight about the CSF (Cape Ann Fresh Catch) we mentioned here the other day just as I was pulling in to Codman Farm to pick up this week’s fish....

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Goodwood 2009

These are some amazing car pictures form Goodwood festival of speed 2009.There’s a nice picture of the Ferrari 599xx and some of the F1 cars we saw when we visited the factory last year....

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Poem for Today

I don’t know how many people in the world want Legos, Greek science, and anagrams mixed with their poetry, but if you do, then The Great Order of the Universe by Christian Bök is...

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Balanced Ternary Clock

Here’s a short clip of a balanced ternary clock I wrote using the MATLAB class I posted the other day. In this clock, the green dots represent 1, the red dots represent –1, and...

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Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse

You’ve probably heard that Betelgeuse has recently been showing signs of instability. This might be a sign that it’s going to become a supernova. Yesterday, Ctein considered the question of how bright it would...

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Balloon Flowers

We’ve had an interesting flower in our garden for the last couple of years called the balloon flower. You can see how it got that name from this picture: That’s what the  blossom looks...

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Add Sugar and Sell It

For the 4th, Stephen Fry posted a lecture he gave a while back that tries to capture what it is that makes America unique. A lot of people have tried that in the past,...

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Mulberries

Every year in June, one of the trees in our yard starts shaking. If you look closely, you’ll see that it is full of squirrels and birds. You’ll see bluejays, goldfinches, rose breasted grosbeaks,...