In this second of two videos looking at ‘How big is a trillion?’ Matt Parker tells you how to pay off one trillion dollars, pounds, Galactic Credits, bitcoins… what ever your currency.
There are now more than 7 billion human beings on Earth, and that got me wondering: How successful are we compared to other species? I take a look at out how our numbers stack up to some other domains of life. It turns out that biomass, or what things weigh, can be more important than how many of something there are. Find out how our numbers stack up against everything from bugs to bacteria, and get ready for some mind-blowing numbers!
What can mathematics say about history? According to TED Fellow Jean-Baptiste Michel, quite a lot. From changes to language to the deadliness of wars, he shows how digitized history is just starting to reveal deep underlying patterns.
How do we know there are an infinite number of primes? Dr James Grime explains, with a bit of help from Euclid.
An exclusive poll shows Americans crave stronger mathematics, science schooling for U.S. kids and have a pretty strong grasp of the subjects themselves.
Mathematics has little surprises that are designed to test and push your mental limits. The following 12 simple math problems prove outstandingly controversial among students of math, but are nonetheless facts. They’re paradoxes and idiosyncrasies of probability. And they’re guaranteed to start an argument or two.
Can you ever travel from one place to another? Ancient Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea gave a convincing argument that all motion is impossible – but where’s the flaw in his logic? Colm Kelleher illustrates how to resolve Zeno’s Dichotomy Paradox.
Here is what happened next when we filmed our radioactive random numbers.
A chat about some of the ways legendary physicist Richard Feynman cracked safes (filing cabinets) at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. Discussed by Professor Roger Bowley.