Monthly Archives: January 2014

The odds of picking a “perfect” NCAA tournament bracket

This past week Warren Buffett announced that he is backing an offer of $1 billion to whoever picks a “perfect” bracket for this year’s NCAA basketball tournament.  That is, you must correctly predict the winners of all 63 games in … Continue reading

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Computing positions and eclipses of the Sun and Moon

Looking ahead to this new year, some of us here in the United States will have several opportunities to see the Earth and Moon get in each other’s way, so to speak.  There will be a lunar eclipse on 14-15 … Continue reading

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