Archive for date: April 12, 2006

Jumpy eggs caught on camera

April 12, 2006 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Good thing this isn’t my tax dollars at work: After two years of work, with a purpose-built steel machine wired up to high-speed cameras, microphones and electronic sensors, a team of Japanese researchers has finally proved that a hard-boiled egg can jump. All it takes, according to Yutaka Shimomura and colleagues of Keio University, is […]

Baseball Hacks

April 12, 2006 | Books I Read, General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Sometimes you find a book that seems uniquely written for your interests: such is Baseball Hacks, the latest O’Reilly book in their illustrious “Hacks” series. It is basically a manual on how to use computers to fuel your obsession for baseball statistics, and includes a wide vareity of cool things you can do with a […]