At SOWISO, we love math. But we also understand a lot of people see it as a boring subject.
But math is used in a lot of cool applications. Here are 7 of them you can play around with today!
When you look at a map, Greenland looks to be roughly the same size as Africa. But in reality, it is a little smaller than Argentina. Africa, on the other hand, can fit Europe, India, China and the United States!
The map we all know is called the Mercator Map, first developed in 1569 by Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator. It shows countries in the Northern Hemisphere to be much larger than they actually are. Thetruesize.com tries to right that wrong. Play around with it yourself to see the actual size of countries!
PS: If you want to see a more accurate map of the world, have a look at the Peters Projection map!
Want to know exactly how old you are? Or maybe you need the reassurance that aren’t that bad yet? Make sure to check out You’re Getting Old; a website that will show everything you need to know about your age.
What is the total number of candles on all your birthday cakes so far? How many people were alive on Earth when you were born? How many kilomters have you travelled towards the Great Attractor? This site knows it all!
Upload your own picture or a picture of someone else and the algorithm will guess how old you are and will rate how you are.
How seriously do we need to take this little website, though?
As it says on the website: ‘Our algorithm is trained on the pictures of the BLINQ community that is mainly based in Switzerland. In other parts of the world the perception might be very different.’
Understanding exactly how gravity works can be difficult. Especially when you try think about its effect on orbits. However, this simulation allows you to place gravity points in space, with small particles floating around it and interacting with its gravity.
It’s a cool little site to show you exactly what the power of gravity is!
By just inputting your date of birth, sex, height and weight, this website developed by the BBC will tell you a whole bunch of cool information about your body. What exactly is it made out of and what can it handle. It even tells you how much you’re body is worth in USD.
It’s incredible what this website can teach you, and we definitely recommend checking it out!
This neat project lets you move your mouse cursor around a grid of equally dispersed particles, emulating what happens when you move your finger through water.
It does an amazing job showing the specific movements of each particle, and what happens when two, or more, movements collide. It’s the perfect little toy for physics enthusiasts and it looks beautiful to boot!
Ever wondered how far you had to go to truly escape your parents, your boss or your ex? This cool website will show you what city is on the exact opposite, or as close as you can get to the exact opposite without being in the middle of an ocean, of the city you live in.
We already know where to move to if things ever go bad in Amsterdam: Dunedin, New Zealand. Not too shabby!