Archive for the ‘Education’ Category
Design View / Andy Rutledge – The Design Lesson
In graphic design, nothing is what it actually is. Everything other than content is representative of something else. Additionally, much of the content is also merely representative of something other than what it actually is.
Cool example of a simple mathematical function, translated into several different computer programming languages. Love this.
Ethiopian multiplication – Rosetta Code
The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere.
We have 1000+ videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance which have been recorded by Salman Khan.
This is cool. Ever met a sidewalk astronomer?
Examples of people setting up telescopes on urban streets for public astronomical viewing go back well into the 19th century and maybe even further. Sidewalk astronomers and their telescopes have been a common sight in most big cities. There are many examples in the past such as Frank Manning in New Orleans as early as 1930 and Mr Grosser in Los Angeles in the 1870’s, who not only set up a telescope but also an illuminated microscope. Some sidewalk “pitch men” charged the public to view astronomical objects through their telescope but other astronomers allow people to view for free. In more recent years sidewalk astronomy has come to be more associated with altruistic individuals or groups offering views of the nighttime sky as a free public educational service.
Some great stuff here, including a Gallery of Truck Spills, Speech Accent Archive, Vintage Poison Labels, Japanese Calculator Gallery and a bunch more:
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