Cheetahs Are Ridiculously Fast

Came across this through StumbleUpon, which is turning out to be an amazing procrastination tool which throws out some really great stuff. This video (National Geographic) of a slow motion cheetah running is just stunning. As well as the sheer beauty of its motion, watch the timer in the corner, this animal is moving ridiculously fast (they can reach top speeds of over 70mph).…

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Virtual Mathematics Update

Following on from last term when the bulk of the discussion on web tools to disseminate mathematics happened, this term is where the individual projects are developed and produced (with a deadline for final submission over the Easter vacation). There is still a weekly seminar, but now only an hour, and primarily to discuss how everyone’s project is coming along…

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“Favourite” Albums: The Dirty Dozen

This is an attempt to highlight a dozen of my favourite albums for no particular reason other than wondering if I could narrow down my favourites to just a dozen (started off trying to do it with ten, but that didn’t work out), and doing anything to avoid work in the run up to Christmas. “Favourite” is a very emotive…

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Nexus 7 and keyboard

Traded my old Asus Eee PC in for a Nexus 7 a few weeks ago, the Eee is still a great little laptop, but becoming rather dated: would take 10 minutes to boot up Windows and then the battery life was only about 3 hours or so. Been putting off getting a tablet until there was one that did everything…

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