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Gustav Gurschner table lamp c.1890s one of the most beautiful objects I think I’ve ever seen.

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Daniel Bernoulli & the making of the fluid equation. A lesson in maths & unfortunate family dynamics.

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Daniel Bernoulli (1700 – 1782) was a Swiss mathematician and was one of the many prominent mathematicians in the Bernoulli family. He is particularly remembered for his applications of mathematics to mechanics, especially fluid mechanics, and for his pioneering work in probability and statistics. Bernoulli's work is still studied at length by many schools of science throughout the world.

Mathematics and Smallpox, 250 years ago Daniel Bernoulli used mathematics and statistics to try to weigh the risks and benefits of inoculation against smallpox. The arguments of Bernoulli and his critics still remain relevant today. http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/mathematics-and-smallpox

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