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Thunderclipse!

Over at Bad Astronomy: An awesome photo of a total lunar eclipse during a thunderstorm.

The camera captures lightning, of course, not thunder… But what would thunder look like if it could be photographed? And how could it be done?

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Quantum Thinking

An interesting article on New Scientist compares humans’ oftentimes not-quite-logical thinking to quantum probability theory. Google’s already looking into using it to provide more relevant search results. I would think this would have major applications in AI down the track – a big component of AI likely being the ability to find relevance between seemingly unconnected concepts. Worth a read.

Sidetracks from the article:

Disjunction Effect, a term I vaguely recall skimming in a psychology textbook. Occurs when a person prefers option A over B if event E is known to have occurred or not; and B over A when the outcome of event E is unknown. This might explains why people seem so fascinating until you sleep with them.

Hilbert spaces, a bunch of mathematical symbols that explain why guitars sound so much better when they’re tuned. Probably.