Thursday, November 27, 2008

Benford's Law

Benford's Law in Wikipedia. The digit '1' should be the most common first digit in many datasets!

Cosmic Ray Hot Spots?

Cosmic-ray hot spots puzzle researchers in Nature:
In contrast, the Milagro team, led by Jordan Goodman at the University of Maryland, College Park, found cosmic-ray protons bunched up in two 'hot spots': one between the Orion and Taurus constellations, the other near Gemini. They think that the excess cosmic rays may be coming from exotic sources such as the rapidly rotating neutron stars known as pulsars, rather than dark-matter annihilations.

Milagro website - cool.