Watch what happens what you throw a basketball with a bit of backspin. This is known as the Magnus effect, where the descending, spinning basketball drags air around it, forming areas of lower pressure and high pressure, causing it to swerve away. Check it out:
Arthur Benjamin is a brilliant mathematician and calls himself the mathemagician. Yes, he performs magic with mathematics. Magic or not, you decide!
Source: Mathemagic! | The Culture
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Ah, this is pretty cool:
The author explains how a jet of air can float a common screwdriver.
This can’t be more true:
“People tend to assess the relative importance of issues by the ease with which they are retrieved from memory— and this is largely determined by the extent of coverage in the media.”
— Kahneman, Daniel (2011-10-25). Thinking, Fast and Slow.
Going out of Singapore again! And this time to Japan. This coming week I’ll be spending most of my time in Tokyo and probably doing some sightseeing. I haven’t got a concrete plan but I’m sure I’ll get by fine.
See you guys a week later.
What? You serious? This green is hideous:
I’m definitely not a fan of Windows. It’s too gaudy for my liking.
I just came to this realization that ponies aren’t baby horses.
People who are unfamiliar with horses may confuse an adult pony with a young, immature horse. While foals that will grow up to be horse-sized may be no taller than some ponies in their first months of life, their body proportions are very different. A pony can be ridden and put to work, while a foal is too young to be ridden or used as a working animal. Foals, whether they grow up to be horse or pony-sized, can be distinguished from adult horses by their extremely long legs and slim bodies. Their heads and eyes also exhibit juvenile characteristics. Furthermore, in most cases, nursing foals will be in very close proximity to a mare who is the mother (dam) of the foal. While ponies exhibit some neoteny with the wide foreheads and small size, their body proportions are similar to that of an adult horse.
You can read more on ponies in Wikipedia.