McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Warning! The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). Branching definition of Branching in the Free Online Encyclopedia.
Patterns of Visual Math - Basic Chaos and Fractals Intro Simple Iterative Fractals The geometry of Fractals lies somewhere between dimensions. To be totally accurate "fractal" is even not a 'thing' at all but more like a unit of measure or mathematical characteristic. For example each fractal has a 'fractal dimension' which is it's degree of regularity and repetition.
Jose's sketchbook - A personal collection of ideas, programming and shiny stuff In the field of Texture Synthesis, I recently discovered the wonders of the Reaction Diffusion System for nature-like patterns synthesis. The RD method consists on a set of equations which iteratively simulate the distribution of a chemical agent (activator) modulated by the presence of another agent called inhibitor. It is believed that such interactions take place in nature to form patterns which can be found in mammals and fish, and the first model, generating spots, was proposed by Turing himself [Turing 52], dating back from 1952!.
Thursday, May 27, 2010 Existence of RNA 'dark matter' in doubt : Nature News "The abundance of transcripts from the genome may have been overestimated. RNA 'dark matter' hinted at by previous studies of mammalian genomes may not exist after all. The mysterious matter refers to the large amounts of RNA that are copied from the DNA sequence, or transcribed, but which cannot be accounted for by the genes that have been identified so far." Full news article @ Nature News May 2010
Firstly, I should probably answer the question of what mathematical biology actually is. As the name suggests, it is the application of mathematical techniques to biological problems. But why should we want to do such as thing, when experiments can be run? Why would be want to turn the beauty of nature into an ugly equation? Well, here are a few reasons off the top of my head: Experiments can identify cause and effect relationships. Mathematical biology. Motivation.
Design Development/ Analysis of Emergent Form A series of digital models were generated to be tested for quantities to be used as input parameters. The condition of the interior space in terms of lighting and thermal comfort was of primal concern during this phase of the design. These conditions can be controlled in the interior through the generated skin. Interior formal elements were chosen from the AnaHYBIOS models to be introduced as final geometry generators. The final geometry in this case being composed of spatial instances where the instance is shaped by the effect of force on matter to produce an environmentally controlled space. A space that is affected by the exterior weather conditions in a specific location.
Scenario: 1) Recognition of the “natural” fake of the place (polder developed on the lake) 2) Development of a strategy heterotopic, tentacular, uncertain, organic. February 2011
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Chandler B. McWilliams : Biomimetic Butterflies