Tag Archive: experiments

November 9 2009

What I do in my spare time (to prove to myself how huge of a nerd I am)

Ever get a problem in your head that you obsess over for days, or even weeks (or longer)? This is the one I’ve been working on for a while.

At some point, I started to wonder about dice rolling. Specifically, I wondered about the difference between rolling a single 12-sided die and two 6-sided dice. How do the two compare? Obviously, with a 12-sided die (which I will refer to as d12, in grand D&D tradition) every number on the die has an equal chance of being rolled (8.33%), ignoring variations in dice shape, weight, texture, etc.

But what about when you use a pair of six-sided die (d6)? Like a d12 (or any properly made dice) each number has the same chance of being rolled (16.67%). But when using them in a game, you add them up. How does that affect your odds of getting certain numbers?

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September 4 2007

Water bubble experiments in space


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This video shows 3 different experiments that scientists conducted in zero gravity, presumably on the ISS. They’re really quite amazing, especially the last one.

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