Edge : Conversations on the edge of human knowledge

Edge : Conversations on the edge of human knowledge

"Take a look. No matter who you are, you are bound to find something that will drive you crazy." —The New York Times, January 14, 2014
Neil deGrasse Tyson Neil deGrasse Tyson (/ˈniːəl dəˈɡræs ˈtaɪsən/; born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Our Universe as a Dodecahedron‬‏
Natural Language Toolkit NLTK is a leading platform for building Python programs to work with human language data. It provides easy-to-use interfaces to over 50 corpora and lexical resources such as WordNet, along with a suite of text processing libraries for classification, tokenization, stemming, tagging, parsing, and semantic reasoning. Thanks to a hands-on guide introducing programming fundamentals alongside topics in computational linguistics, NLTK is suitable for linguists, engineers, students, educators, researchers, and industry users alike. NLTK is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Best of all, NLTK is a free, open source, community-driven project. NLTK has been called “a wonderful tool for teaching, and working in, computational linguistics using Python,” and “an amazing library to play with natural language.”

Natural Language Toolkit

Imagining the Tenth Dimension

Imagining the Tenth Dimension

A direct link to the above video can be found at http://youtu.be/bFJvpBeWAhg This year we are celebrating the seventh anniversary of the launch of this project. It's been a great experience, and with positive comments in online articles published by Scientific American and Discovery Channel News over the last year or two about my videos it's been gratifying to be able to connect with people who understand the creative mix of physics and philosophy, science and spirituality that makes this project unique. But there have also been some very vocal critics, and that's what this video is about. Here are ten of the most common reasons that have been posted online by persons critical of this project.
NASA Sun Earth Media Viewer: Live Solar Images
Erik Peter Verlinde (born 21 January 1962) is a Dutch theoretical physicist and string theorist. He is the identical twin brother of physicist Herman Verlinde. The Verlinde formula, which is important in conformal field theory and topological field theory, is named after him. His research deals with string theory, gravity, black holes and cosmology. Erik Verlinde Erik Verlinde
Hyper-Lexikon: Spencer-Brown Spencer-Brown, George: Laws of Form - Gesetze der Form. Bohmeier-Verlag, Lübeck 1997 S.194: "When we die the self-boundary eventually disappears. Before it did so, we ascribed a huge value to what we called 'inside' of ourselves, and comparativeley little value to what we called 'outside'. Hyper-Lexikon: Spencer-Brown
Eu Yan Sang : Caring For Mankind
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Wow I Had NO Idea G00GLE Could Do This!
Machu Picchu 360
iNveridux - Devil's Lane Inscription - Canyonlands National Park
Spectacular footage from above the volcanic crater‬‏
Softology
Labyrinths and Mazes Labyrinths and Mazes Semantically, a labyrinth is a meandering path that simply winds its way from start to finish like the grooves on vinyl. Mazes have forks, dead-ends and cycles but are conceptually the dual or the space between the grooves, where the complexity lies. Artistically, these structures are immortalized in the work of Salvador Dali, M.C. Escher, Keith Haring and recently Mo Morales. The organic labyrinths you see below are created with curves evolving under the forces of nature, guided by an artistic hand.
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Richard E. Bellman Richard E. Bellman Richard Ernest Bellman (August 26, 1920 – March 19, 1984) was an American applied mathematician, celebrated for his invention of dynamic programming in 1953, and important contributions in other fields of mathematics. Biography[edit] Bellman was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1973, which was removed but resulted in complications that left him severely disabled. He was a professor at the University of Southern California, a Fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1975),[6] a member of the National Academy of Engineering (1977),[7] and a member of the National Academy of Sciences (1983). He was awarded the IEEE Medal of Honor in 1979, "for contributions to decision processes and control system theory, particularly the creation and application of dynamic programming".[8] His key work is the Bellman equation.
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