A few science and music links I found on BoingBoing today:
- Mathematicians at the University of Ottawa have published “When Zombies Attack! Mathematical Modelling of a Zombie Outbreak!” It’s a serious look at the mathematical epidemiology of zombiism, published in “Infectious Disease Modelling Research Progress.” Download a PDF of the paper here.
- It was 50 years ago this summer that a working hovercraft was first demonstrated.
- Cops pick up creepy old man wandering around New Jersey neighbourhood. It’s Bob Dylan. Kids today just don’t understand the important figures in musical history.
- Comic legend Robert Crumb, a massive fan of old blues and jazz, tries (and fails) to flatten a warped 78rpm record in his oven.
- Les Paul, who died this week, shows Alistair Cooke his amazing multi-track recording technology in 1953.