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June, 2015

  • 2 June

    Why fingers wrinkle when wet

    The old solution is that wrinkling is simply the result of your fingers and toes absorbing water after a long period of being submerged. But there are problems with this! First: why is it only our fingers and toes that get wrinkly? Second: why is this such an unusual trait …

  • 2 June

    Visualizing sort algorithms

    The video below is one fantastic way to understand how sort algorithms work. Sorts random shuffles of integers, with both speed and the number of items adapted to each algorithm’s complexity. The algorithms are: selection sort, insertion sort, quick sort, merge sort, heap sort, radix sort (LSD), radix sort (MSD), …

  • 2 June

    Quote

    Well said by the Genius.