How do earphones become so tangled after spending time in your pocket? Math has the answer.
A study funded by NASA creates a model of current civilization, which predicts that if all remains the same, a complete collapse is inevitable. So that's bad.
The better to see you with, my dear Sarah Connor.
Today we celebrate the infinite number which represents the ratio of a circle's diameter to its circumference. Are you ready to party?
Dutch architecture firm Universe Architecture is planning to build a house with 3D printed materials in the shape of a Möbius strip.
A Möbius strip is a curious subject in the field of mathematics. Named after nineteenth century German astronomer and mathematician, August Ferdinand Möbius, Möbius Strips only have one side and one edge — a lot like a bagel. Somehow.
Listen up, kids: stay in school. Learn algebra. It may seem utterly useless, and 415.8 / x = 4.2 percent of the time, it is. But just wait until you're trying to play a game or stream a video over a terrible wireless connection, 'cause with the magic of algebra, you can boost your Wi-Fi speed by a factor of 10 or 20 or more.
The inherent lack of functionality in car door mirrors is baffling. They're designed to do one thing, but since they all have dangerous blind spots, they're doing a consistently terrible job at that thing. A math professor from Drexel has just gotten a patent on a system to fix this: it's not a fancy blind spot detection system, it's just a very clever mirror that doesn't suck.
Oh boy, I remember calculator watches. With all the fancy handheld gadgetry today, there's really no reason for them, though even back in their heyday they didn't really set the world on fire. That's not what the Cal-Q-Tek 2000 is...
Well, time to turn in my geek card. I can't make heads or tails of this Geek Clock, which has a crazy equation for every hour of the day. Lucky for us (you're with me on this, right?), the product...