- n (mathematics) a geometric pattern that is repeated at every scale and so cannot be represented by classical geometry
- An elaborate fractal pattern of intersecting stories concerning plane survivors on a not-quite-deserted island, a secretive international organization and a monster made of smoke, .
- Turn up "Teen Spirit" even louder and the noise goes fractal, exposing the overdubs and high production values, and revealing the apotheosis of punk-rock authenticity as a .
- The mind is the grandest, most mysterious fractal.
News & Articles
- Pure Emergence: Tom Beddard’s Amazing Fractal Architecture
Though we have previously covered the amazing fractal creations of Tom Beddard, we thought it would be worth revisiting his work to find some examples of his architectural explorations. As we’ve discussed many times, parametric modeling is becoming more popular in the architecture world, thanks largely to Patrik Schumacher of Zaha Hadid Architects. While many amazing projects have resulted from ...
June 14, 2013 - Gizmodo
- Fractal Analytics Recognized as Fastest 50 Asian American Businesses
Fractal Analytics, the most global provider of analytics, has been named a Fast 50 Asian American Business by the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce . This recognition spotlights the outstanding ...
June 11, 2013 - Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance
- Fractal patterns spontaneously emerge during bacterial cell growth
Despite bacterial colonies always forming circular shapes as they grow, their cells form internal divisions which are highly asymmetrical and branched. These fractal (self-similar) patterns are due to the physical forces and local instabilities that are a natural part of bacterial cell growth, a new study reveals. The research has important implications for the emerging field of synthetic biology.
June 11, 2013 - Science Daily
- Heinz-Otto Peitgen in Newswise (press release)
Fractals are large, irregular geometric patterns made up of infinitely smaller, but identical, irregular patterns,said Peitgen. "Fractal theory provided an appropriate platform upon which to build the software program because the ducts...
- Jane Ira Bloom in Lawrence.com
When you look at things in nature like the branches of a tree that aren't symmetrical -- but yet there is a logic, an order to them -- there's a kind of fractal theory that helps describe and define that scientifically,Bloom says. "I think...
- Lawrence Krauss in New Scientist (subscription)
The fractal criteria give no information about authenticity,says Krauss.