- SSS Fight 12: Hilai Vs. Chandrasekhar
The widespread use of Dark Energy power creation has been with us for decades, but the story of the two best friends that are responsible for our ability to harvest the invisible majority of matter in the universe is as heartbreaking as it is important.Fight 12: Hilai Vs. Chandareskhar
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- SCC 51: The Digits
On today’s episode of Strongly Connected Components Samuel Hansen speaks with Scotty Iseri about The Digits. The Digits are the greatest unknown rock band in the galaxy, and the stars of the app/live action video series that helps teach children about mathematics. You can watch The Digits, you can play the app, and learn more about the characters. You can also follow The Digits on twitter.
- ACMEScience News Now Episode 5: Ruxandra and Mihai Bondarescu
Welcome to ACMEScience NEWS NOW, your source for news about science and mathematics research, as well as the researchers behind it. On episode 5 Samuel Hansen is joined by Ruxandra and Mihai Bondarescu for a discussion about time, the geoid, atomic clocks, and how the previous three things just may tie together(publisher abstract).
The animation in this video was provided by the guests.
- SCC 50: Flatland: The Movies
On today’s episode Samuel Hansen speaks with the Director/Writer/Animator, Dano Johnson, and Producer, Seth Caplan, of the animated mathematics movies Flatland: The Movie and Flatland 2: Sphereland. If you want to watch the movies head on over to their website, where you can buy a dvd or a download. You can also follow their twitters, or like them on the Facebook.
- SSS Fight 11: Marconi Vs. Maskelyne
While most people know about the massive fight over the patents concerning the invention of radio that Gugliemo Marconi found himself embroiled in, that fight was not the most interesting one in which he participated. Instead the fight that this episode of Science Sparring Society concerns itself with involves wireless telegraphy, its security, and the first guy doing it for the lulz.Fight 11: Marconi Vs. Maskelyne
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- SCC 49: Dana Mackenzie
On today’s episode of Strongly Connected Components Samuel Hansen rings up the recipient of the 2012 Joint Policy Board for Mathematics Communications Award, Dana Mackenzie. He speaks with the author about stealth mathematics, the generalism he has been allowed by journalism, and why using equations in your articles and books may not be such a bad thing. You can find out more about Dana Mackenzie by visiting his website, and be sure to check out his new book, out this year on Princeton University Press, The Universe in Zero Words.
- ACMEScience News Now 4: David Evans
Welcome to ACMEScience News Now, your source for news about science and mathematics research, as well as the researchers behind it. On episode 4 Samuel Hansen is joined by David Evans for a discussion about the Xenoceratops, the new dinosaur that Dr. Evans helped to discover.
The images in the video were provided by David Evans, and are artist renderings of the Xenoceratops and an image of the skull bones.
Also, if you enjoy ACMEScience News Now, or any of our other shows here at ACMEScience, please support the site by pledging to our Kickstarter.
- The ACMEScience.com Kickstarter
For four years now we here at ACMEScience.com have been trying to do something that very few others have ever attempted, create entertaining, insightful, and interesting content about mathematics and science. We were started by Samuel Hansen in the beginning of 2009, and since then ACMEScience has produced a pop-culture joke filled mathematical panel show, Combinations and Permutations, a show that interviews everyone from the CEO of a stats driven dating site to a stand up mathematician to Neil deGrasse Tyson, Strongly Connected Components, a show that tells the stories of the fights that behind DNA, dinosaurs, and the shape of the universe, Science Sparring Society, a video interview show that has featured predatory bacteria and crowdsourced questions, ACMEScience News Now, and a series of hour long journeys into the world of competitive AI checkers computers and stories of the most interesting 20th C mathematician and much more, Relatively Prime.
Now we are asking for your help.
Samuel has managed to do all of this in the way typical of most internet creators, in the spare time between part-time jobs, with equipment scrounged or scrimped for, and with release schedules that vary due to the various things that can take time away from extracurricular projects. This is why Samuel has come back to Kickstarter, he raised initial stakes for Relatively Prime back in 2011, he wants to take ACMEScience to the next level and make it is actual full time job for all of 2013. This means that he would not need to work other jobs, he would be able to get needed, and upgrade old, equipment, be able to travel and conduct important interviews face to face, and high quality content would come to you on a regular schedule.
What this really means for you, the media consumer, is that in the year 2013 there would be at least 26 new episodes of Strongly Connected Components, released every other week, 26 episodes of ACMEScience News Now, released on the opposite weeks, two 3 episode half seasons of Relatively Prime, with the possiblity of 10 total episodes(look at the pledge levels!), and a brand new monthly show, still in development, that will focus less on a strict format than on presenting science and mathematics in brand new and creative ways, one month could be an in-depth conversation with a science journalist about her new story and the next a radio play about a young mathematicians journey to solving his first theorem. That is 70 pieces of content that your support of ACMEScience will bring to the world.
We have been dedicated to creating mathematical and scientific content on a part-time basis for four years now, please help turn it into a full time production for the next year by kicking in some money. Oh, and please tell everyone you know to help us too(facebook and twitter seem to be good places to do that, in case you were wondering).
- SCC 48: Sergei Tabachnikov
On today’s episode of Strongly Connected Components Samuel Hansen has a conversation with Sergei Tabachnikov, Professor at Penn State University and Director of their Mathematics Advanced Study Semesters(MASS) program. Their conversation ranges from mathematical education in the USSR and the wonder of Kvant magazine to the power of mathematical billiards and why international travel helps with research. You can find out more about Sergei Tabachnikov at his website, and be sure to read his essay about Kvant’s history.
- SSS 10: Mercator Vs. Peters
In 1973 Arno Peters launched an attack on most prevalent map projection in the world, a 400 year old map created by the flemish cartographer Geradus Mercator, and released his own map to replace it. It did not go exactly as he hoped.Fight 10: Mercator Vs. Peters