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  • Mathematicians And Diners Prepare For Ultimate Pi Day

    03/13/2015 4:19:38 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 44 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | March 13, 2015 | Edward Cardenas
    SOUTHFIELD (CBS Detroit) – Mathematicians will celebrate Saturday’s date, and those who struggled with high school math may shudder, as the world recognizes Pi Day March 14 (3-14). The date represents the irrational number 3.14 which expresses the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, and for the only time this century, can be extended to include ten digits at 3/14/15 9:26:53 (which in actuality could be extended to an infinite number for those who recall their math classes). But while it may seem “irrational” to celebrate the day by those who are numerically inclined, Congress did recognize March...
  • Obamacare will share personal health info with federal, state agencies

    06/17/2013 7:17:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JUNE 17, 2013 | PAUL BEDARD
    A new rule issued late Friday requires state, federal and local agencies as well as health insurers to swap the protected personal health information of anybody seeking to join the new health care program that will be enforced by the Internal Revenue Service. Personal health information, or PHI, is highly protected under federal law, but the latest ruling from the Department of Health and Human Services allows agencies to trade the information to verify that Obamacare applicants are getting the minimum amount of health insurance coverage they need from the health "exchanges." The ruling, explained on pages 72-73 of the...
  • Take Several Hundred Photos of Faces: You Get The Average Man and Woman.

    02/06/2011 9:15:41 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Post National Monitor ^ | 2/5/2011 | Post National Monitor
    Women What feature makes a face attractive? Is it the average proportions of that face? We examined this popular theory ("averageness hypothesis") by conducting an experiment: We asked subjects to rate the attractiveness of all original faces and composites, which were calculated from 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, or 64 original faces. The results are: The attractiveness ratings of the transformed faces depend on the number of original faces that have been used to create them. The more original images were used to create the composite, the more attractive it was rated. (r = 0.57 ** for female faces,...
  • Employee Fired for Facebook Posting

    08/03/2010 11:58:53 AM PDT · by Justaham · 9 replies · 9+ views
    <p>One night, while at home, she posted on Facebook that she came face-to-face with a cop killer and hoped he rotted in hell.</p> <p>Note: She posted on FB during her personal time at home on her own computer, and did not discuss the killer's personal and private information. Oh and by the way, the cop killer is African American.</p>
  • New findings reveal that the shape of the Universe is a Dodecahedron based on Phi

    09/28/2008 12:26:40 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 52 replies · 1,445+ views
    The standard model of cosmology predicts that the universe is infinite and flat. However, cosmologists in France and the US are now suggesting that space could be finite and shaped like a dodecahedron instead. They claim that a universe with the same shape as the twelve-sided polygon can explain measurements of the cosmic microwave background – the radiation left over from the big bang – that spaces with more mundane shapes cannot.Power spectrum of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation. Data from WMAP have extended the accuracy of the spectrum far beyond what was known from earlier measurements. This plot...
  • Pi, Phi and the Great Pyramid

    06/03/2008 7:59:35 AM PDT · by BGHater · 31 replies · 10,960+ views
    Al-Ahram Weekly ^ | 27 Mar 2008 | Assem Deif
    We can forget all the ideas crediting Atlanteans or space aliens with building the Great Pyramid of Giza, and instead imagine ourselves travelling back in time in H G Wells's time machine to try and work out not how the ancient Egyptians built this enormous edifice, because this lies beyond our present understanding, but rather what we can best judge to be its most appropriate proportions. Then, however, there were no electronic calculators, only ropes and rods. Constructing right angles at the four corners of a pyramid is easy. To do it, history tells us that the Egyptians were aware...
  • Finding Design in Nature

    07/08/2005 5:53:05 PM PDT · by ofwaihhbtn · 6 replies · 452+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 07/07/2005 | CHRISTOPH SCHÖNBORN
    EVER since 1996, when Pope John Paul II said that evolution (a term he did not define) was "more than just a hypothesis," defenders of neo-Darwinian dogma have often invoked the supposed acceptance - or at least acquiescence - of the Roman Catholic Church when they defend their theory as somehow compatible with Christian faith.

    02/19/2004 2:03:26 PM PST · by vannrox · 52 replies · 4,855+ views
    By Ananda, ATON Institute, Norway. ^ | FR Post 2-20-2004 | Editorial Staff
    With the global media's announcement this year of faster-than-light signalling, commencing in the Scientific American September issue's reportage, as well as their announcement of the multidimensional universe, to be tested in 2005, at the CERN particle accelerator in Switzerland, there appears to be a revolution at hand, amidst mainstream discoveries. A revolution that began some 7 years earlier, and that could be set to shake the very foundation of what we call reality, depending on further research. In this article, we look at the apparent PHI, or golden number harmonics, that are described in some of these superluminal experiments. Their...
  • Math & Design in the Universe - Updated

    12/03/2003 7:33:33 AM PST · by truthfinder9 · 107+ views
    Math & Design in the Universe - Updated
  • Mathematical Signatures in Nature: A Sign of Design

    11/17/2003 1:38:42 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 9 replies · 145+ views
    Math is the universal language, but it is not a human construct. Sure, we create symbols for numbers and mathematical computations, but math itself is more fundamental. 2 + 2 = 4 is universally true, universal in the sense that everywhere in the universe it is true. It does not matter what symbols we create to communicate “2 + 2 = 4” — the equation always remains true. This math can be used so precisely to describe and understand the universe, it is almost as if it is part of the universe itself. A language imbedded in creation, something so...