ViHart’s back

I have been busy that I can’t seem to find the time to blog. I have quite a long list of blog topics I want to write on but life happens.

ViHart completed two more videos on mathematics and nature.

The Beauty of Mathematics

Mathematics is easily the most feared subject in school.  Fear diminishes the beauty that mathematics can offer.  Okay. In the spirit of transparency, I have a degree in mathematics. I can wax poetic lines about this subject matter but it may fall on deaf ears or lose its relevance because of my desire to use superlatives like a giddy school girl.

Thankfully, Vi Hart has a creative way of illustrating the beauty of mathematics. Check out this cool video.  Don’t worry, you do not need great mathematical skills to appreciate this video. However, it does not hurt to try and learn about some cool math theories.

This is just part 1 of a series of videos. I can’t wait to watch the sequel.

There are other interesting videos by Vi Hart. She incorporates art, music and mathematics. And she calls herself a mathemusician. Cute!

This reminds me of a TED Talk video of Arthur Benjamin, a mathemagician.  Watch and be amazed.

Isn’t mathematics interesting?

Neil deGrasse Tyson

I came across this video.

Man, how I miss science! I am a daughter of an engineer so I get a good explanation of anything that fascinated me. My father explained why airplanes fly (aerodynamics) and why a heavy ship does not sink (buoyancy).  Plus, I went to a science high school where my classmates seemed to be really interested in science. Somewhere between trying to pass my subjects, my love for mathematics, surviving college and facing the real world, science took a backseat.  The idea of wracking my brain on complicated subjects deterred me from digging deep into the exposing myself more into scientific endeavors. Today, there is no pressure for me to impress a teacher or get good grades. I am just trying to learn because I want to.

When I saw this interview by Stephen Colbert on Neil deGrasse Tyson, science became fascinating again. It helps that Stephen Colbert is an intelligent and witty interviewer and Neil deGrasse Tyson is a passionate speaker who can easily convey his message across. If you have time to spare,  watch the video. I don’t want to write spoilers but Neil had a funny story about Titanic and James Cameron.

By the way, Neil deGrasse Tyson is the guy who demoted Pluto from being a planet.  I just found out today that he appeared in an episode of one of my favorite TV shows, ‘The Big Bang Theory’. Check it out below:

Neil deGrasse Tyson on ‘The Big Bang Theory’

In case you are interested, Neil de Grasse Tyson wrote the books below.



Or follow him on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/#!/neiltyson     He is listed as one of the Time’s 140 Best Twitter Feeds. This is one of his twitter posts yesterday.

Interesting, eh? I’m going to watch more of his videos.