Yield: approximately 24 large muffins or 48 mini muffins
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Penrose Tessellation Cookie Cutters
Over the holiday break, I took a little time for a side quest that engaged my creativity while involving mathematics, 3D modeling, and baking. I designed a pattern based on Penrose tiles and made it into cookies.
Lunar Eclipse 2022
This photograph is a time-lapse of the total lunar eclipse on May 15, 2022, taken in the Paradise Valley of the Yellowstone River in southwestern Montana just north of Yellowstone National Park. The moon rises in near-totality in the East, ascending like a firework above the Absaroka Range.
“Pilloried,” a political cartoon by Joseph Thiebes, 2021.
No Borders on Stolen Lands International Juried Exhibition
I just received news that my latest work of digital art entitled “No Borders on Stolen Stars” has been accepted into the No Borders on Stolen Land International Juried Art Exhibition.
Double Chocolate Pecan Tau Pie
When you want to celebrate the true fundamental circle constant on Tau Day (June 28), there is no better way than with a double chocolate pecan tau pie.
This photograph depicts the union of sun and earth in life through photosynthesis. Facilitated by solar energy, algae build silica frustules which eventually sink to the seafloor, becoming diatomaceous earth, the chalky substance which traces out the vesica piscis shape found in this image. Now available for purchase.
The Etymology and Meaning of Anode and Cathode
The terms “anode” and “cathode” were first published by Michael Faraday, F.R.S. in 1834. A delightful (and highly recommended) historical account of how these words were conceived by Faraday and his associates can be found in Faraday Consults the Scholars: The Origins of the Terms of Electrochemistry by Sydney Ross . As scientists have learnedContinue reading “The Etymology and Meaning of Anode and Cathode”
Cooking chicken with a powerful slap
A question has been going around the social networks: If kinetic energy is converted to thermal energy upon impact, how hard to you need to slap a chicken to cook it? One response suggested raising the chicken’s temperature to 400 °F, which is far too hot, and it used an “average slap energy” that wasContinue reading “Cooking chicken with a powerful slap”
Schrödinger’s Cat, a sonnet
Should quantum physics e’er be standardized, when taken in a thought experiment, its terms of meaning judged and analyzed, absurdity prevails, not merriment. A cat both dead and living cannot be. That was the point old Erwin tried to make. To measure is to interfere, you see, some photon must be thrown to cause aContinue reading “Schrödinger’s Cat, a sonnet”