The Big Think

August 6, 2012

Ready… Set…

Filed under: Technology — jasony @ 11:06 pm

The Speed of Sound Is Too Slow for Olympic Athletes – Rebecca J. Rosen – The Atlantic

I was actually pondering this as we’ve watched the track and field events. The distance from a gun to the farthest lanes must have a measurable effect on start time. And even if it’s just 1000th of a second, races have been won and lost by that amound.

What’s got me wondering more, though, is just what the waveform of that starter tone looks like. It’s got to have a quick transient to it. I’d like to get ahold of it.


Filed under: Quoth — jasony @ 9:55 pm

“Paying Attention in a Distracted World: It’s Like Bringing a Gun to a Knife Fight”

Good advice.

World’s Most Appropriate Tag Line

Filed under: Maker,Space/Astronomy — jasony @ 6:38 pm

Watch all the way to the end.

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