TO UNDERSTAND IS TO PERCEIVE PATTERNS. Macro photos of snowflakes show impossibly perfect designs. Evan Grant: Making sound visible through cymatics. 25 Stunning Photographs Of Sacred Geometry And Fractals In Nature. These wonderfully symmetrical plants show the fractal nature of math, physics and the universe.
Fundamentals of Pattern. How Physics Gives Structure to Nature. How do bees do it?
The honeycombs in which they store their amber nectar are marvels of precision engineering, an array of prism-shaped cells with a perfectly hexagonal cross-section. The wax walls are made with a very precise thickness, the cells are gently tilted from the horizontal to prevent the viscous honey from running out, and the entire comb is aligned with the Earth’s magnetic field. Yet this structure is made without any blueprint or foresight, by many bees working simultaneously and somehow coordinating their efforts to avoid mismatched cells. The ancient Greek philosopher Pappus of Alexandria thought that the bees must be endowed with “a certain geometrical forethought.”
And who could have given them this wisdom, but God? Why hexagons, though? Darwin thought that natural selection had endowed bees with instincts for making these wax chambers, which had the advantage of requiring less energy and time than those with other shapes. Gorgeous Macro Photographs of Butterfly and Moth Wings by Linden Gledhill. A biochemist by training, photographer Linden Gledhill is fascinated by the beauty of infinitesimally small aspects of nature and science, from capturing the flight of insects to exploring the beauty of magnetic ferrofluid.
Among his most jaw-dropping images are macro photographs of butterfly wings that reveal complex patterns that look like perfectly organized flower petals. These tiny protrusions are actually scales, similar to what you would find on reptile, though extremely small and fragile. Gledhill’s photography recently inspired an episode of Smarter Every Day where Destin Sandlin learns how to shoot similar photos. (via awkwardsituationist.tumblr.com) Macro Photographs of Nature’s Tiniest Architects by Nicky Bay. Bagworm moth larva (Psychidae), all images courtesy of Nicky Bay Bagworm moth larva (Psychidae) Nicky Bay (previously here and here) is the master of capturing the exceptionally small, photographing insects typically passed over without acknowledgement or recognition.
The Singapore-based photographer stays acutely aware of these tiny creatures, using macro photography to highlight each minuscule detail. While taking a closer look at the micro world found deep in the rainforest, Bay began to notice tiny structures built by his favorite subject. The bug buildings appear manmade—tiny log cabins, gates, tents, and fortresses blocking each insect from the world just beyond their carefully placed twigs and segments of silk.
Ray has collected several other examples of these tiny architects, including a web tower and silk-covered tent which you can see over on his macro photography blog. Web tower structure, image by Jeff Cremer. Artist Creates Incredible Optical Illusion Fibonacci Sculptures Using A 3D Printer. Source: www.themindunleashed.org | Original Post Date: January 20, 2015 – While most of us think about mathematics as quite an ‘impractical’ science, it seems that almost everything around us is based on mathematical concepts and can be expressed in numbers.
Even the beauty of seemingly amorphous and spontaneous life forms found in nature is actually much more structured and organized than you may think. In fact, amazing geometric patterns that can be observed in certain plants, such as sunflowers, pinecones and artichokes, are determined by the concepts known as Fibonacci Sequence and Golden Ratio. Now, Stanford artist and inventor John Edmark has designed 3D printed spinning sculptures to demonstrate these mathematical concepts in action. The method used for arrangement of the appendages on the sculptures was inspired by the way nature creates geometric patterns in sunflowers, artichokes and pinecones. Kunstformen der Natur. The 8th print, Discomedusae.
The center and bottom-center images are Desmonema annasethe; the tentacles reminded Haeckel of his late wife's long flowing hair. Kunstformen der Natur (known in English as Art Forms in Nature) is a book of lithographic and halftone prints by German biologist Ernst Haeckel. Publication A second edition of Kunstformen, containing only 30 prints, was produced in 1924. Themes According to Haeckel scholar Olaf Breidbach, the work was "not just a book of illustrations but also the summation of his view of the world.
" Influence The Profound Impact Sound, Vibration, and Frequency Have In our Daily Existence. Nikola Tesla once said, “If you want to learn the secrets of the universe, think of energy, frequency, and vibration.”
And indeed this is the case. Just lookaround you and realize that what may to our immediate physical senses seem tobe a solid physical reality made of smaller and larger building blocks, isactually a profoundly complex, yet fundamentally simple ocean ofvibration, harmonics, and resonance. 30 Beautiful Photographs of Fractals in Nature. By: TruthSeekersDaily Nature never ceases to amaze me…every day I come across something new that makes me appreciate the incredible design of this planet.
Most of these 29 patterns are part of a group called “fractals.” You can find them across all sorts of natural phenomena, and you’ve probably held one in your hands before. They’re made from a single shape repeating itself over and over again. Zoom in on a smaller part, and it looks just like the wider view. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 03/16 Pattern Application. The Additive Pattern.
Fibonacci and the Golden Mean. Permaculture Design Course: Patterns. Patterns in Nature - Geoff Lawton. Patterns and Permaculture. Patterns and Permaculture. Painted with numbers: mathematical patterns in nature. Fibonacci Sequence in Nature. Agape Satori - Mathematics is The Language of Nature. Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute - Patterns.