Triangulating a location on a perfectly round globe is relatively easy, but how do you do it on a globe that's squished in the middle -- an "oblate spheroid"? This week we take a look at Gladys Mae West, a pioneering African-American mathematician whose work in the mid-20th century is still used for global positioning systems today.
War of Wikipedia #5
#193 - Uranus is Thicc
#192 - Projct A119: Nuking the Moon
#191 - The Private Space Race
#190 - The 80-Year Cycle of American Life
#189 Worst. President. Ever.
#188 - The Incredible Life of Alan Turing
#187 - The Daring Escape and Incredible Life of Robert Smalls
#186 -You Can't Throw a Curveball in Space
#185 - When Russia Tried To Sell Its Navy to Pepsi
#184 - The Antikytheria Mechanism
#183 - Mark and Todd - In Person!
Dad Jokes 3: The Daddening
#181 - The Beautification of Stainless Steel
#180 - The Wilhelm Teapot
#179 - The Colossus of Rhodes
#178 - Things We Thought We Knew
#176 - Not NotNerd
#175 - Fordlandia: Henry Ford's Doomed Factory City in the Amazon Rainforest
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