Predict the Weather Using Facebook Photos (w/ Randall Munroe) and Spoken Data Speeds
Learn about how quickly different languages can transmit information. Then, learn how you can predict the weather by analyzing the pixels of your Facebook photos, with some help from Randall Munroe, creator of the popular geek webcomic xkcd.
In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following story from Curiosity.com about how languages all transmit information at the same rate, no matter how fast they’re spoken: https://curiosity.im/2OgvR0j
Additional resources from Randall Munroe:
- “How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems” on Amazon — https://amzn.to/2ZT1nIB
- xkcd, “A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language” — xkcd.com
- “What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions” — https://amzn.to/2LwjfjX
- Randall Munroe: Is It Possible To Change The Moon’s Colour? [Video] — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avYPeoU0nI8
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