Musings about traffic on the highway

Here’s a neat looking infographic by¬†Stephen J. Beard and Rich Exner from¬†The Plain Dealer that I bookmarked a few months ago. It addresses the question, why do freeways come to a stop? Seeing this graphic reminded me of how much I used to be fascinated by traffic when I was a child (even though I…

Arthur Benjamin: Lightning Calculation and Other “Mathemagic”

I’m continuing to enjoy watching mathematics videos online. This week I saw a few math-related TED talks pop up in my news reader and enjoyed watching them: Math = Letting Dead People Do the Work at Let’s Play Math How calculus is changing architecture at Casting Out Nines In case you do not know what…