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Counting Bubbles and the Poisson Distribution

brewing bubble count poisson graph

I've been counting the number of bubbles seen per minute in the 2 beers i'm currently brewing. After putting them on a chart, it seemed to me they look like a poisson distribution. I'll let you decide for yourself.

Science People that You Should Follow (and can trust)


That said, in my years as a science communicator, I have become familiar with a number of individuals and organizations, and these people (I feel) consistently communicate accurate information. They do good things.

Webhookit - Pipes for Hackers

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Visual scripting for the web, Pipes for hackers, using Node.js, and mongoDB

WebHookIt provides a visual programming paradigm to create simple webservices, mashups, web application integrations, composability between webservices, event-driven web programming, ... in short program the web.

WebHookIt is an open-source project, released under MIT license.

Center for Effective Government | Because government matters

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Our mission is to build an open, accountable government that invests in the common good, protects people and the environment, and advances the national priorities defined by an active, informed citizenry.

Talks to watch with kids | Playlist |

tags: inspiration, kids, TED
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from text Fun, informative and captivating talks to inspire young minds.

Inspiring Girls in the Tech Space: 100 Girls To Code | Beth Cone Kramer

tags: group, coding, girls

An initiative of the Tennessee Code Academy, Girls Who Code was founded in 2014 to introduce girls to code and computer engineering at a young age, to achieve gender parity in the STEM fields. By hosting one-day workshops led by academically-trained experts who are "girls in code" themselves, 100 Girls To Code provides girls with a fun and interactive learning experience that includes an introduction to programming, website construction, games, apps, and more.

The true size of ...

A tool to select a few countries and compare their sizes. The tool places one country on top of the other.


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Netspoc is free software to manage all the packet filter devices inside your network topology. Filter rules for each device are generated from one central ruleset, using a description of your network topology.

Save the Date…the National Day of Civic Hacking is Coming June 6! | The White House

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I’m excited to let you know about the third annual National Day of Civic Hacking, coming June 6, 2015, to a city near you!  It’s a day when we’ll collaboratively build new solutions using publicly-released data, technology, and design processes to improve our communities and the governments that serve them. Anyone can participate…you don’t have to be an expert in technology; you just have to care about your neighborhood and community.

How to Tell Someone’s Age When All You Know Is Her Name | FiveThirtyEight

tags: 538, age, name, statistics, data

Picture Mildred, Agnes, Ethel and Blanche. Perhaps you imagine the Golden Girls or your grandmother’s poker game. These are names for women of age, wisdom and distinction. The median living Mildred in the United States is now 78 years old.