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bluedogeyes:

India teen tells US how to save $400 million by changing font (via The Hindu)

A 14-year-old Indian-origin boy has come up with a unique plan that could help the U.S. save nearly $400 million a year by merely changing the font used on official documents.

Suvir Mirchandani, a student in a Pittsburgh-area middle school, claimed that if the federal government used the Garamond font exclusively it could save about $136 million per year, nearly 30 per cent less than the estimated $467 dollars it spends annually on ink.

An additional $234 million could be saved annually if state governments also implemented the change.

Mirchandani said the idea came to him when he was trying to think of ways to cut waste and save money as part of a science fair project at his school, CNN reported.

The youngster noticed that he was getting a lot more handouts than he did in elementary school and decided to figure out if he could minimize use of paper and ink.

While recycling paper was one way to save money and conserve resources, Mirchandani said little attention had been paid to the ink used on the papers.

“Ink is two times more expensive than French perfume by volume,” he said, adding that he then decided to focus his project on finding ways to cut down the cost of ink.

As part of his experiment, he collected random samples of teachers’ handouts and focused on the most commonly used characters such as e, t, a, o and r.

He noted how often each character was used in different fonts like Garamond, Times New Roman, Century Gothic and Comic Sans and then measured how much ink was used for each letter, using an ink coverage software.

From his analysis, Mirchandani figured out that by using the Garamond font with its thinner strokes, his school district could reduce its ink consumption by 24 per cent and in turn save as much as $21,000 annually.

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He repeated his tests on five sample pages from documents on the Government Printing Office website and got similar results that changing the font would save money.

Mirchandani’s findings have been published in the Journal for Emerging Investigators (JEI), a publication founded by a group of Harvard students in 2011 that provides a platform for the work of middle school and high school students.

One of the journal’s founders Sarah Fankhauser said that of the nearly 200 submissions they have received since 2011, Mirchandani’s project stood out.

“We were so impressed. We really could really see the real-world application in Suvir’s paper,” Fankhauser was quoted as saying…”

(via avalonsguardian)

hipdomestic:

Kitestring Notifies Your Emergency Contacts If You Go Dark Melanie Pinola
If you’re going on a solo trip or even for a walk alone at night, it’s a good idea to let a loved one know you’re safe (or possibly not). Kitestring is a simple webapp that checks up on you and sends a text message to your emergency contacts if you don’t respond by a designated time.
Enter your ETA and Kitestring will send you a text message to reply to. You can extend your check in time via SMS or check in early. If you don’t respond to Kitestring’s text message, your emergency contact(s) will get your customizable alert message.
The free and open source site offers peace of mind, especially for those adventurous types and their families and friends. Instead of having to check up on each other just to say “I made it safe,” Kitestring does the checking up for you.
(via Kitestring Notifies Your Emergency Contacts If You Go Dark)

hipdomestic:

Kitestring Notifies Your Emergency Contacts If You Go Dark
Melanie Pinola

If you’re going on a solo trip or even for a walk alone at night, it’s a good idea to let a loved one know you’re safe (or possibly not). Kitestring is a simple webapp that checks up on you and sends a text message to your emergency contacts if you don’t respond by a designated time.

Enter your ETA and Kitestring will send you a text message to reply to. You can extend your check in time via SMS or check in early. If you don’t respond to Kitestring’s text message, your emergency contact(s) will get your customizable alert message.

The free and open source site offers peace of mind, especially for those adventurous types and their families and friends. Instead of having to check up on each other just to say “I made it safe,” Kitestring does the checking up for you.

(via Kitestring Notifies Your Emergency Contacts If You Go Dark)

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baron-von-daniel:

he fell asleep. he fucking fell asleep.

baron-von-daniel:

he fell asleep. he fucking fell asleep.

(Source: ForGIFs.com, via tragicallysparkly)

highlyfunctioning-fangirl:

starfleetrambo:

xshiromorix:

capt-james-t-kirk:

supernaturalfan1:

underthestarssofaraway:


I like how everyone seems like they’re dead tired and Thor’s just there going'om nom nom this is a shawarma nom nom nom'

Notice how Clint and Natasha seemed to have appropriated half of each others’ chairs.

and I think Tony is just realizing that he literally died and was scared back to life by the man to his left

and steve, being the senior citizen, is simply nodding off

Also, the dude behind the counter just nonchalantly making shawarma for the goddamn Avengers like they come in every day.

#meanwhile loki is outside tied to the bike rack with mjolnir on his chest

I’ve reblogged this about five times already and I dont plan on stopping

highlyfunctioning-fangirl:

starfleetrambo:

xshiromorix:

capt-james-t-kirk:

supernaturalfan1:

underthestarssofaraway:

I like how everyone seems like they’re dead tired and Thor’s just there going
'om nom nom this is a shawarma nom nom nom'

Notice how Clint and Natasha seemed to have appropriated half of each others’ chairs.

and I think Tony is just realizing that he literally died and was scared back to life by the man to his left

and steve, being the senior citizen, is simply nodding off

Also, the dude behind the counter just nonchalantly making shawarma for the goddamn Avengers like they come in every day.

#meanwhile loki is outside tied to the bike rack with mjolnir on his chest

I’ve reblogged this about five times already and I dont plan on stopping

(Source: kurocrotchin, via perfectly-sound-analysis)

loki-struts-tom-dances:

hungryhungryhiddles:

Get cereal, Tony says.

Get healthy cereal, Steve says.

Pop-Tarts, Thor says.

Fuck it, this is the one Tasha likes.  MOVING ON.

headcannon accepted

This is sweet.

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collegecutiepie:

sideshowknob:

SO dublin minors won the all ireland football this week (don’t worry if u don’t understand its just a sideline)

and they were all out celebrating

and they found daniel radcliffe in dublin at 4am and invited him to a house party with them

and he…went with them

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How to celebrity; A book by Daniel Radcliffe

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cumbermums:

naiara:

Sherlock season 3 behind the scenes - part 2/3

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That second one is so precious!

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ORCHESTRA STEREOTYPES

whatshouldwecallconservatory:

trumpetangst:

FRONT DESK 1st VIOLINS:

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FRONT DESK 2nd VIOLINS:

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OTHER VIOLINS:

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VIOLAS:

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CELLOS:

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DOUBLE BASSES:

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OBOES:

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#tuning

FLUTES:

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CLARINETS:

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BASSOONS:

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HORNS:

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(another solo?! you shouldn’t have…)

TRUMPETS:

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TROMBONES:

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TUBA:

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TIMPANI:

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OTHER PERCUSSION:

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THIS 

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