A Physicist Solves the City
“I’ve always wanted to find the ... remarkable equation is why people move to the big city,” West says. “Because you can take the same person, and if you just move them to a city that’s twice as big, then all of a sudden they’ll do 15 percent ...
Love of numbers: How equations changed the world
I was one of those annoying kids who actually liked equations. I collected them in a notebook. I loved the way you could plug a few numbers into an equation and find out how bright ... doing any of the sums. It’s like enjoying music without knowing ...
How to Maintain Cabin Combustion Heaters
If you hit rain or turbulence you can deviate. Or if it’s hot, you can just keep climbing until you find cool air. But when it’s cold, it’s cold everywhere. Fortunately, for those pilots who do ... combustion tube is to contain the primary heat ...
The Drake Equation Revisited: Interview with Planet Hunter Sara Seager
Upcoming NASA missions such as the Transiting Exoplanet Satellite Survey (TESS) and the James Webb Space Telescope, both due to launch around 2018, should be able to find and characterize Earth-like ... you about the values you plugged into this equation?
Meet the JMFB: Beef-Infused Rye, and a Whole Lot of Fire
How do you drink a man? You heard me. How do you find the gastronomic, alcoholic equivalents to ... And that's just what we've done. It's Einstein's lost equation: Meat + Whiskey = Love. It's Friday afternoon, you've made it through the long week, and ...