Archive for date: September 30, 2004

Math Puzzle of the Day…

September 30, 2004 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Consider all the powers of 2: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, and so on… The unit digits follow the progression 1, 2, 4, 8, 6, 2, 4, 8, 6, 2, 4, 8, 6… Nothing too amazing, a nice cyclic relationship, and except for the priming 1, all evenly distributed. […]

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Patent of the Day – Slinky!

September 30, 2004 | Intellectual Property | By: Mark VandeWettering

Some patents are just too much fun, and the pat2pdf script allows you to look them up and get a look at them. Today’s fun patent is for the Slinky. The real invention was the machine that can take 80 feet of steel wire and coil it into a Slinky in 10 seconds. Now that’s […]

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