Archive for March, 2010

Finals of Mitt-i Cupen – Live from Huddinge

Friday, March 26, 2010

Mitt-i, the greatest local news press in the Stockholm area, is arranging Mitt-i cupen together with the icehockey, floorball and basketball federations. During Saturday March 20 we could follow very exiting games live on Qrodo, directly from Björkängshallen.

Water consumtion in Edmonton during Hockey Final game

Sunday, March 21, 2010

80% of the Canadians were watching the ice hockey final game between Canada and the USA. The green line is from a normal day. The blue line is obviously correlated to the happening of the ice hockey game.

Indiana Pi Bill

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Indiana Pi Bill is the popular name for bill #246 of the 1897 sitting of the Indiana General Assembly, one of the most famous attempts to establish scientific truth by legislative fiat. Despite that name, the main result claimed by the bill is a method to square the circle, rather than to establish a certain value for π, although the bill does contain text that appears to dictate various incorrect values of π, such as 3.2.

The bill never became law, due to the intervention of a mathematics professor who happened to be present in the legislature.

The impossibility of squaring the circle using only compass and straightedge, suspected since ancient times, was rigorously proven in 1882 by Ferdinand von Lindemann. Better approximations of π than those inferred from the bill have been known since ancient times.

Qrodo bring you the Pi value poll

Monday, March 8, 2010

Getting closer to Pi-day (3/14) we would like to invite you to the Pi value poll. In a time of legislating science without asking scientists, we can as well vote on it! :

World Cup Fencing live at Qrodo

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Italy wins the team competition at Challenge Bernadotte

Congratulations to the Italian team with Enrico Garozzo, Alfredo Rota, Paolo Pizzo and Matthew Trager.

World cup competition for national teams at Challenge Bernadotte in Stockholm ended on Sunday afternoon. Italy beat Poland in a very dramatic final which had to be decided in sudden death. Poland stayed on top for a long while, despite having to substitute one fencer due to injury. After 7 of the 9 matches, Poland was in the lead  33-30. Enters Paolo Pizzo, a highly accomplished and intensive fencer who evens the score to 39-39. After the 9th and final match, the score was still tied; 41-41. In overtime Alfredo Rota made the final touch and wins the competition for Italy.

Seung Hwa Jung of South Korea wins the Challenge Bernadotte 2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Late this afternoon the audience at Eriksdalshallen and 1300 persons watching the final live on Qrodo could celebrate a worthy winner. Jung Seung Hwa defeted Jörg Fiedler (ranked 2nd in the world) with 15-12. In the semi-finals Jung won over world’s number one, Gauthier Grumier. Congratulations!

Jung of South Korea

by Charlotte Levin