Thursday, June 23, 2016

Playing with silly hexagons and cubes for fun

Today I was bored, so I decided to see if I could make a hexagon with some dowels and an elastic band. Then I got wondering what numbers you could make hexagons with. I drew a hexagon to figure out "Hexagonal Numbers", which are just numbers of circles (or mini hexagons) of equal size that form hexagons. Some numbers are: 1, 7, 19, 37, and 61. Then, because I was still bored, I decided to figure out a formula to figure out what numbers are hexagonal.

I decided to make a 'T Table' to figure out the formula.

Here is my attempt to recreate it on the computer:
                   x                    y
0 1
1 7
2 19
3 37
4 61
5 91
6 127
7 169
 I tried to figure out a formula, but I didn't get any further then to figure out that the previous Y value + 6 * X is equal to Y. For example, 7 + 6 * 2 = 19. This method was good enough for me, even though it is strange.

 I started thinking about how hexagons looked like cubes viewed at an angle (See right image). Then I was thinking about how they have the same about of sides as cubes (six).

Then, after thinking about cubes and hexagons and such for a while, I figured out that if you add up some adjacent hexagonal numbers (starting at 1) you get a cubic number! An example is 1+7+19 = 27, which can form a cube, such as the Rubik's cube on the right.


What Are 'Souls'?

What is a 'soul'? For as long as I can remember I have wondered what a soul is.

Google defines a soul as: "The spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded as immortal."
This is something along the lines of what most people think, and what I think. There is nothing wrong with this definition. But what IS the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal? Is it electricity? Electromagnetic waves? Heat? So-called 'Energy' of whatever form?

So, What is a Soul?
Google defines information as: "What is conveyed or represented by a particular arrangement or sequence of things." So, a rock, for instance, could have information in the form of 'what-elements-are-where-and-what-are-their-charges-and-bonds' for example.

Souls (I think) are places with a high concentration of changing information. Things like brains, computers, plants, ocean waves, cell phones are some examples of things with changing information.
Souls have 'consciousness'.

When you are unconscious or in a coma, less information is changing in your brain, so your soul becomes more diffused around you instead of concentrated in your brain as it usually is. This is why you are Unconscious when you are in a coma. This is also the case when you are asleep, but less so.

Why  it is cool
I think that this is cool because it means that you aren't really "You", in a manner of speaking, "You" is just a high density of information in your brain. When you die, the information spreads out and goes into other people and objects.

This also means that when you are close to people (and animals, computers, etc.) and sharing information with them you share souls in a way.

Like a lot of other things on this blog, this might not actually be true, seeing as I just thought of it when I was bored today. I am not an expert on any of this stuff, especially not souls!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Rocket Fuel Video

I made rocket fuel with sugar and stump remover.

Step 1:  powder sugar with mortar and pestle

Step 2:  powder stump remover

Step 3: mix them up

Step 4: light them on fire

This was very fun. You should try it at home!

1D strings

The first dimension is a line. Every one dimensional thing is a line, and the only distinguishing feature is the length.

The first dimension, at first glance, seems pretty pointless. But their are some benefits. One of the benefits is that 1D strings could be used to connect 3D objects. Since 1D strings are infinitely thin, they could pass through anything.
If they where somehow connected to two objects, the objects would stay together without having any visible or tangible connection. As you can doubtlessly imagine, this would have tons of benefits in everyday life and industry.

The following is an example of a 1D line:


Note: ignore the thickness of the line, it is there because it is very hard to see something infinitely small. Be thankful.

No one knows how to connect 1D lines to things. Also, no one knows how to make 1D lines.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

2 Videos

I made some videos earlier this year.

This one is about dimensions:

This one is about how our universe works: