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Juggling uses math skills

juggling

According to Avery Thompson at Popular Mechanics, juggling and math are interconnected.

“The connection between the two came out of juggler’s attempts to develop a kind of notation for their tricks. That notation, called siteswap, can be used to describe nearly any juggling pattern, and it turns out that standard mathematical tricks can be used to develop new patterns nobody has ever seen before.”

Check out the video of mathematician and juggler Colin Wright describing the math behind juggling at Popular Mechanics.

Forget AI, where’s our Princess Leia hologram?

Princess Lea hologram

Remember when Princess Leia was shown in a hologram asking for help in the original Star Wars? While the hologram isn’t yet a reality, it’s slowly getting there.

“Earlier this summer, researchers at the University of Rochester unveiled the latest projection system to approximate Princess Leia’s immortal plea. Dubbed the Illumyn 3-D Display, the system uses laser projection to generate actual 3-D holograms in midair — no projection surface, no virtual reality goggles, no 3-D glasses, no augmented reality tricks.” Read more about it at NPR.com.

Hello Barbie, let’s go … build a telescope!

Lego women of NASA

Move aside Barbie, here come the Lego women of NASA.

“Follow in the footsteps of 4 pioneering women of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration—America’s space agency) with this fun and inspiring LEGO® set. Build the Hubble Space Telescope and learn astronomy with the ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace Roman. Develop the software for space missions with computer scientist Margaret Hamilton. And launch the space shuttle with Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, and Mae Jemison, the world’s first woman of color in space. Build, play, learn and one day you too could become a science, technology, engineering or mathematics superstar!”

Happy Boss’s Day!

Happy Boss Ladies Day

Do you appreciate your bosses as much as we appreciate Cheri Manning and Cathy Swinson here at Triad Interactive? If so, maybe you should get them a cup of coffee and say thank you for being a great boss. Have a great day!