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.
Scientists discover fractal pattern in Scotch tape
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
Researchers find evidence of fractal behavior in pulsating stars
Fractal wire patterns enhance stretchability of electronic devices
Team uses fractal geometry to build lighter structures
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.
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...