The world has been stunned in recent weeks by the incredible performance of Aja Huang in a monumental five-game competition of the board game Go. Merely an amateur at the game in comparison to world champion Lee Sedol, Huang boldly challenged the Go master, placing $1 million at stake. If Huang was victorious, he would graciously donate the money to charity; if he was defeated, all the money would be given to Sedol. What an insanely audacious move by Aja Huang! How did he possibly expect to overcome the grandmaster at this extremely complex and intricate game?
If you have hung around in a science-y place (like all cool kids do these days), you may have seen the following diagram.
The humble fluorescent light truly is a thing of wonder. As you awaken it from its heavy slumber it blushes with a flicker and a spark, accompanied by the soothing sound of someone twanging a thin piece of metal repeatedly.
You may have often wondered, as indeed I have, how a fluorescent light actually functions. I am sure that this is amongst the greatest problems to ever burden mankind. Well, my friends, fret no further, for today I will be revealing the ancient secrets behind the fluorescent lamp. Go get yourself a glass of milk or something, because you’re in for a hell of an intellectual ride.
In 1687 Isaac Newton published his Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy) wherein he stated three fundamental physical laws that describe how a body reacts to forces acting upon it. These laws are extremely important as they form the basis for classical mechanics.