40-year-old prediction confirmed: First direct proof of Hofstadter butterfly fractal observed in moire superlattices
A team of researchers from Columbia University, City University of New York, the University of Central Florida (UCF), and Tohoku University and the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan, have ...
Spacetime May Have Fractal Properties on a Quantum Scale
One fractal quantifies another, mathematicians find
To humor mathematicians, picture a pile of sand grains – say, a billion – in one square of a vast sheet of graph paper. If four or more grains occupy a single square, that square topples by sending one ...
Researchers find evidence of fractal behavior in pulsating stars
Forecast calls for nanoflowers to help return eyesight
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Oregon researcher Richard Taylor is on a quest to grow flowers that will help people who've lost their sight, such as those suffering from macular degeneration, to see again.
Scientists discover fractal pattern in Scotch tape
Fractal patterns may uncover new line of attack on cancer
Studying the intricate fractal patterns on the surface of cells could give researchers a new insight into the physical nature of cancer, and provide new ways of preventing the disease from developing.
UQ researchers break the law -- of physics
(PhysOrg.com) -- Two UQ Science researchers have proved two famous physical laws that have been widely used for the past 25 years do not always work.
Finding the simple patterns in a complex world
An ANU mathematician has developed a new way to uncover simple patterns that might underlie apparently complex systems, such as clouds, cracks in materials or the movement of the stockmarket.
Two teams use cold atoms and lasers to create a system that should exhibit Hofstadter's butterfly
Ancient 'Lucy' Species Ate A Different Diet Than Previously Thought
(PhysOrg.com) -- Research examining microscopic marks on the teeth of the "Lucy" species Australopithecus afarensis suggests that the ancient hominid ate a different diet than the tooth enamel, size and sh ...
New research ends decade-long physics debate about turbulence
(Phys.org) —Turbulence. The word often conjures feelings of bouncing back and forth in an airplane seat. You tighten your grip on the armrests, and the intercom crackles, "Ladies and gentleman, the captain ...
Market crashes are anomalous features in the financial data fractal landscape
Due to their previously discovered fractal nature, financial data patterns are self-similar when scaling up. New research shows that the most extreme events in financial data dynamics—reflected in very ...
WiggleZ survey confirms the big picture of the Universe
(Phys.org) -- We know that stars group together to form galaxies, galaxies clump to make clusters and clusters gather to create structures known as superclusters. At what scale though, if at all, does this ...