If you do high precision over-cooking — extremely high precision, compared with most cooks — feel free to savor and salivate on the details of this new study about a very new cooking tool. Its use in cooking would apply mainly (or exclusively) to those times when you are cooking dish to the point where the […]
The perfect is the enemy of the pleasing. That’s the theme (so to speak) of the essay “Musical rhythms: The science of being slightly off“, Holger Hennig, Ragnar Fleischmann [pictured here], and Theo Geisel wrote the essay. It was published in the magazine Physics Today.
Vincenzo Marra points his finger more or less exactly at a simply difficult question: “The problem of artificial precision in theories of vagueness: a note on the role of maximal consistency,” Vincenzo Marra, arXiv:1306.4369, June 18, 2013. The author is at Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy. (Thanks to investigator K.P. Hart for bringing this […]
This is a reminder to mark your calendar. Harold Camping, who shared the 2011 Ig Nobel Prize in mathematics, again says that the world will end this Friday, October 21, 2011. BACKGROUND: This year’s Ig Nobel prize in mathematics was awarded two weeks ago to Dorothy Martin of the USA (who predicted the world would end in 1954), Pat […]