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Posts tagged geometry

November 11, 2011

 

Compass inlay in floor

Finding Your Way: Where Are The Poles

In order to point at the poles your arms must not only point northward and southward, but downward.

June 21, 2011

 

pythagoras

Science Hero Award (Pythagoras)

It's time once more for the Science Hero Award, where we recognize someone from history who did terrific things to advance human understanding.

July 15, 2008

 

Shadows of a camel caravan

Measuring the Earth with Camels

After proving that the earth is round, third century B.C. thinker Eratosthenes had the information he needed to measure the earth’s circumference.

April 16, 2006

 

pythagoras

Science Hero Award (Pythagoras)

It's time once more for the Science Hero Award, where we recognize someone from history who did terrific things to advance human understanding.

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