Originally posted on Fun With Num3ers:

Ask enough people to estimate something, and the average of all their guesses will get you surprisingly close to the right answer. The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wisdom_of_Crowds Marcus…

## New Mirror That Does Not Have Blind Spots (MathInTheNews)

Originally posted on Fun With Num3ers:

Mathematics professor R. Andrew Hicks (Drexel University) received a U.S. patent for his redesign of the traditional side view mirror. According to a Drexel University press release, “Hicks designed his mirror using a mathematical algorithm that precisely controls the angle of light bouncing off of the curving mirror.…

## Proof Without Words: The Circle #mathchat

Originally posted on Fun With Num3ers:

Prove πR² using only beads and a ruler! Proof Without Words: Area of a Disk is πR² http://www.maa.org/pubs/Calc_articles/ma018.pdf

## Hilbert’s Infinite Hotel

I’ve wanted to write a post about Hilbert’s Infinite Hotel paradox for quite a while now. But thanks to the amazing Ben Vitale, I don’t have to do that! I found this video on his blog. I honestly think there is no way I could have explained it any better. Also, here is a video about … Continue reading

## Why Do People Fight?

We, the humans, are all the same. We belong to the same species – Homo sapiens. And tomorrow if some aliens from Planet X decide to invade Planet Earth, I am almost certain that a good portion of the 7 Billion (approximately) population of this Earth will be together on the same side. Then why … Continue reading

## Quote Of The Week

“I have to be myself… I’ll be no use to anyone if I can’t be myself” – Matthew Crawley, Downton Abbey

## Stereotyping (and trolling) are NOT welcome here.

Stereotyping (and trolling) are NOT welcome here..

## Newcomb’s Paradox

Let’s say that Yoda comes to visit you one day. He presents you with 2 closed boxes labelled “Box 1” and “Box 2”. Yoda tells you that Box 1 contains $1000. Box 2 either contains useless droid parts or a lightsaber that belongs to Luke Skywalker worth millions of dollars. You have 2 choices: Take … Continue reading

## Quote Of The Week

“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” ― Walter Cronkite

## The Most Beautiful Equation!

Isn’t this the prettiest thing you have ever seen? I think it is! It unites the 5 most important symbols of Mathematics and it just look so cool! It is called the Euler’s Identity or Euler’s Equation, named for the Swiss-German mathematician Leonhard Euler. Its beauty lies in the the simplicity and the depth. You … Continue reading