Archive for January, 2010

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Private jet is cheaper than Bugatti Veyron

According to Autocar, an anonymous Bugatti Veyron owner has found maintenance on his 400 km/h hypercar so expensive he trailers it to his favorite roads, then flies there in his private jet to save money. Apparently, the English Bugatti owner was tired of paying $21,000 for a routine service, $38,500 for a set of four […]

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Holographic space-time

You’ve heard of Einstein’s attempts to formulate a Grand Unified Theory, you’ve probably heard of String Theory and perhaps even Quantum Gravity. But have you heard of Holographic Space-Time?

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

What do you keep in your pockets (or handbag)?

I like to be equipped for any eventuality. I normally carry roughly one small handbag’s worth of stuff in pockets. Keys, money, penknife, phone (with full load of contacts and calendar), plastic cards, business cards, small notebook, pens, rubber (eraser to you!), name badge (surprisingly useful for getting into places!), handkerchief (cloth). Depending on the […]

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Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Duplication in the Infinite Multiverse

Scientific American recently published an article by Max Tegmark, which provides calculations for a particular kind of infinite universe. Although I think his use of the word “infinite” is a bit loose, he is careful to define exactly what he means, and his logic is scientifically valid. His argument is as follows:

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