Physicists find doubly transient chaos can emerge due to dissipation
Team uses fractal geometry to build lighter structures
Searching for fractals may help cancer cell testing
Scientists have long known that healthy cells looked and behaved differently from cancer cells. For instance, the nuclei of healthy cells -- the inner part of the cells where the chromosomes are stored -- ...
Engineers use supercomputer to create beautiful video
A group of computing and software students have created some stunning videos using one of the most powerful computers in the world.
Tiny fractal trees for solar power
Microscopic "fractal trees" grown from silver could be the basis of a new type of solar cell, say chemists at the University of California, Davis.
How many lakes are there, and how big are they?
Because of the important role lakes play in regional and local biogeochemical cycling, including carbon storage and emissions, scientists need to know how many lakes of various sizes exist. However, determining the size distribution ...
Mathematics: First-ever image of a flat torus in 3D
Just as a terrestrial globe cannot be flattened without distorting the distances, it seemed impossible to visualize abstract mathematical objects called flat tori in ordinary three-dimensional space. However, ...
Fractal plumage indicates bird fitness
The complexity of the fractal geometry of a bird's plumage reveals its level of fitness, according to a new study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B today.
Mathematicians develop new method for describing extremely complicated shapes
Mathematicians at the Institute for Advanced Study in New Jersey "bridged" topology and fractals and made a discovery that could lead to a new way of describing extremely complicated shapes such as the configuration of the ...
Remembering the father of fractals
Benoit Mandelbrot, the mathematics professor at Yale who coined the word "fractal," passed away on October 14 at the age of 85. His death recalls the complicated history of his life's work -- the details of ...
Beautiful math of fractals
(PhysOrg.com) -- What do mountains, broccoli and the stock market have in common? The answer to that question may best be explained by fractals, the branch of geometry that explains irregular shapes and processes, ...
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