fractals

  • Do fractals exist in nature?

    Finding fractals in nature isn’t too hard – you just need to look. But capturing them in images l...

    What are fractals? Fractals are objects in which the same patterns occur again and again at different scales and siz...

    Mathematics October 1, 2021
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    The mystique of mathematics

    There’s beauty to find in maths, and maths in beauty.

    Mathematics is visible everywhere in nature, even where we are not expecting it. It can help explain the way galaxies...

    ASC Edits May 21, 2020
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    The mathematics of scale

    Fractals are critical tool for measuring & understanding.

    Breathe. As your lungs expand, air fills 500 million tiny alveoli, each a fraction of a millimeter across. As you exh...

    Features May 27, 2019
  • New fractal promises faster hospital imaging

    Fresh approach to sampling make for better patient experience.

    A new class of fractals discovered by an Australian researcher could make the unnerving process of undergoing a magne...

    Physics September 13, 2018
  • Is nature really chaotic and fractal?

    Perceived reality is a function of the physical world.

    In common usage, the word “chaos” means disorder, but is that so in physics? Not really. Chaos in physics stands for ...

    Physics June 27, 2018
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