Friday, December 19, 2008

The Sausage Conjecture

That could be the title for any number of posts. But this one is about the mathematical efficiencies involved with packaging shapes. Here is a strange, enjoyable Christmas-themed article on that concept. It's a scientific guide to gift wrapping if you have enormous numbers of spheres or circles that must be wrapped together. Yep, the sausage conjecture. It has nothing to do with this.

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