Uncertain Dots, Episode 7

In which we move out of the original trilogy, and into J.J. Abrams territory. Cue the lens flare!

This week’s random assortment of topics includes travel, airports, physics models of loading and unloading planes, uses and abuses of curve fitting, odd stuff we get sent to review, and high-speed video cameras.

Miscellaneous links:
– Rhett’s Atlanta airport post.

– The airplane loading study I was thinking of is Optimal boarding method for airline passengers, by Jason Steffen, from 2008.

The Slo Mo Guys, Smarter Every Day, Veritasium.

Trespassing on Einstein’s Lawn by Amanda Gefter.

That’s it for this week…

Comments

  1. #1 CCPhysicist
    March 4, 2014

    Speaking of free food and booze at conferences: That was how I learned to pretend to know something about data acquisition equipment. They would be set up in a suite, but you had to know some experimental folks to find your way there and not stand out as a poseur.

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