The Power of Pi(e)

A cooked circle loved worldwide

Rahman Mohamed

Pie with piMarch 14 is considered Pi Day, a celebration mathematics and consumption of a great desert is tasted.  Pi Day (03.14) is celebrated annually as the basic, recognising one of the greatest constants to mathematicians.  True Pi Day may not be celebrated until 3141, May 9 (3.14159), on March 14, 15926.  It may have been celebrated on 3.141592653, May 14, 1592, 6:53 (am or pm).  Pi Day won’t come until March 14 next year if you choose to read it at 2 decimals (3.14), 1:59.26 (am), if it’s read at 7 decimal places.  There’s more to pi than the decimals.

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The “H” Car or the “E” Car?

The Race; car powered by Hydrogen or simple electricity
Rahman Mohamed

Honda FX V1, V2

Honda FX V1, V2 Retrieved, Honda, June 2017

It’s unknown to many but the Hydrogen-powered car is not “new”.  The hydrogen fuel cell was developed in the 19th century.  The hydrogen powered vehicle emerged in 1966 when GM built the Electrovan to run on alternative fuel instead of gasoline. GM didn’t introduce the Electrovan to the public; Honda was the first to reveal prototypes of a hydrogen car in 1999 – the FCX-V1, FCX-V2, and FCX-V3 – and delivered them to Japan and the USA in 2002.

Today the Hydrogen Car is manufactured worldwide, is leased to consumers in Southern California, and used as a taxi in London, England. Hydrogen fuel cells have been used to create emission-free buses in Japan and Germany.  So what exactly is the Hydrogen Car and why don’t we know about it?

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Artificial Intelligence: Real

Artificial Intelligence; non-fictional; closer to reality than ever before
Rahman Mohamed

It’s coming closer than ever, the day humans sit while the creations do the work: the creation of AI.  More than ever before humans are reliant on technology, non-humans that help them complete tasks.

If you’re reading this and you can imagine your life without email or the internet you’re rare (nothing against you).  They might not be classified as AI but Smartphone systems and online advertising works in a way that is more human than ever before.  They look at your patterns and realize what you’re you’re thinking; Facebook shows you ads based on your posts, searches, and interests; Google shows you ads of what you might like as your first results based on your search; Amazon shows you suggestions for what to buy based on your past purchases; Smartphones suggest words when you’re texting based on your past texts; their brains might be artificial but you can say that they are smart (aka Artificial Intelligence).

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