Archives for 2013

Bowdoin, Then and Now

Screen Shot 2013-12-30 at 9.10.32 AMBowdoin’s Interactive Media Group has created a series of “Then and Now” images, allowing viewers to go back in time just by dragging a scroll bar. Check the page to see what some campus buildings looked like 100 or more years ago.

U.S. Ranks 14th for Internet Speed (New York Times)

Screen Shot 2013-12-30 at 9.04.01 AMTied with Hungary for 14th-fastest Internet speed in the world, the United States’ web speed is clocked at at 38 Mbps (millions of bits per second), according to this New York Times map. It lags behind countries such as South Korea (53 Mbps), Japan (49 Mbps), and Romania (48 Mbps).

Scientists’ Favorite Jokes (The Guardian)

Planetary model of atomAn electron and a positron go into a bar. The positron says to the electron, “You’re round.” The electron replies, “Are you sure?” The positron answers, “I’m positive!” The Guardian has collected this gem and other jokes from scientists to see what “tickles a rational mind.” This service comes just in time to share liberally with friends at new year’s parties.

 

 

Sunday Scoreboard

Athletics logoWomen’s Basketball — Twelve different Polar Bears scored as the Bowdoin College women’s basketball team overwhelmed Rivier 82-63 on the opening day of the Land of Magic Classic Saturday in Florida.