Here is a stress analysis of a strapless evening gown. I just KNEW there had to be a scientific approach to this mysterious ability for nothing to hold up something. Here is the focus:
Effective as the strapless evening gown is in attracting attention, it presents tremendous engineering problems to the structural engineer. He is faced with the problem of designing a dress which appears as if it will fall at any moment and yet actually stays up with some small factor of safety. Some of the problems faced by the engineer readily appear from the following structural analysis of strapless evening gowns.
I found this video of a stop-smoking ad on Facebook and wanted to share it here too:
This is an article that explores the simple meaning of complex-seeming college dissertations. Quite enjoyable.
Here’s LOL My Thesis, where you can read the dissertation summaries.
Fascinating saccade-tracking document at this Wikipedia article. Here’s more on general scanning of photos.
And check out this article too, indicating that when we read, we can only see 4 or 5 letters at a time with high acuity.
Nothing new here, in a way. Big money getting its way.
On the other hand, it is outrageous that anyone should be able to invade a public university’s hiring process, yes, even in return for donations. This is shameful. Rachel Maddow reports.
Apparently unsatisfied with simply buying politicians, the Koch Brothers have turned their attention and pocketbooks to purchasing economics professors of supposedly “public” universities and funding economic studies which support their extreme right-wing economic theories.