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How to hold a match

James Houghton
The angle at which you hold a match influences the rate at which the flame travels along its length and the size of the flame. Our brains implement a feedback system to maximize the 'burn time' of the flame without letting it go out.
  • 6 years 10 months ago

Rabbits

James Houghton
A demonstration of the system dynamics modeling paradigm using rabbits as a simple stock, and their breeding and life expectancy as simple flows.

Practice

  • 7 years 1 month ago

Spaceflight Activity

James Houghton
What happens if the cost of spaceflight comes down? Does the US government continue to spend the same amount on space, but do more, or do they do the same amount, and get less money from congress?
  • 7 years 1 month ago

Gay Marriage Debate 1

James Houghton

How is the gay marriage debate likely to play out? 

FIrst look at the influence that interacting with a gay person, and liking them, has on the populations of people for and against gay marriage.

  • 7 years 1 month ago

Walking into people 1

James Houghton
Why is it that sometimes you almost run into someone on the sidewalk, despite both of your efforts to avoid colliding?

In this model we introduce measurement error into the system.
  • 7 years 1 month ago

Walking into people 2

James Houghton

Why is it that sometimes you almost run into someone on the sidewalk, despite both of your efforts to avoid colliding?

In this model we introduce measurement error into both observers

  • 7 years 1 month ago

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