Clever and wonderfully-presented: The Incredible Palindromic Hat-Trick. You may be unimpressed if you feed it small numbers. Feed it big ones!
Githubber rvizz shows off a few nifty examples of some code he wrote to rotate images recursively. As the recursion reaches the one-square pixel point, it then appears to reassemble the image turned 90 degrees. You can learn more and try it yourself over on GitHub at rvizz/rotate. Image: youTube / rvizz READ THE REST
Veritasium takes a deep dive into Kepler and Penrose to examine the infinite pattern that never repeats. The overlay at about 9 minutes in is especially cool. His videos are always good, but this is one of his very best in terms of introducing a complex concept to a general audience. Image: YouTube / Veritasium READ THE REST
In the latest issue of my newsletter, The Magnet, I wrote about some of my favorite old kids' science books: A long time ago I read a good piece of advice in The Whole Earth Review: read a children's book to learn about a topic. Ever since then I've been adding kids' science books to my… READ THE REST
At first, they were seen as little more than cute, slimmed-down laptops. But the Chromebook has grown up over the years, stepping up to the point now where a solid Chromebook is often on par with some of the better laptops on the market. A prime portable device making major inroads in areas like education,… READ THE REST
3D gaming seems to grab all the headlines these days, but don't think that 2D games are down for the count. In fact, Unity, the world's most popular game engine, still has a dedicated arena for helping game creators fashion more 2D games than any other game technology around. Even though 3D commands a lion's… READ THE REST
Starting a business is anxiety-inducing enough. But if you really want to get a new entrepreneur hyperventilating, just remind them they aren't only launching a small business. They're creating a brand. So what shape does that brand take, particularly in the largest advertising venue on the planet — the worldwide web? Having a defined, thoroughly… READ THE REST