Eric’s Enlightenment for Wednesday, June 3, 2015
June 3, 2015 Leave a comment
- Jodi Beggs uses the Rule of 70 to explain why small differences in GDP growth rates have large ramifications.
- Rick Wicklin illustrates the importance of choosing bin widths carefully when plotting histograms.
- Shana Kelley et al. have developed an electrochemical sensor for detecting selected mutated nucleic acids (i.e. cancer markers in DNA!). “The sensor comprises gold electrical leads deposited on a silicon wafer, with palladium nano-electrodes.”
- Rhett Allain provides a very detailed and analytical critique of Mjölnir (Thor’s hammer) – specifically, its unrealistic centre of mass. This is an impressive exercise in physics!
- Congratulations to the Career Services Centre at Simon Fraser University for winning TalentEgg’s Special Award for Innovation by a Career Centre! I was fortunate to volunteer there as a career advisor for 5 years, and it was a wonderful place to learn, grow and give back to the community. My career has benefited greatly from that experience, and it is a pleasure to continue my involvement as a guest blogger for its official blog, The Career Services Informer. Way to go, everyone!