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Going through a breakup? This is for you: Songs for the Dumped - http://tumblr.zadi.tv/post...
I am half child, half ancient - http://tumblr.zadi.tv/post...
sciencesourceimages: How Mandelbrot’s Fractals Changed The World by Jack Challoner/BBC News During the 1980s, people became familiar with fractals through those weird, colorful patterns made by computers. But few realize how the idea of fractals has revolutionized our understanding of the world, and how many fractal-based systems we depend upon.... - http://tumblr.zadi.tv/post...
sciencesourceimages:
 
How Mandelbrot’s Fractals Changed The World
 
by Jack Challoner/BBC News
 
During the 1980s, people became familiar with fractals through those weird, colorful patterns made by computers. But few realize how the idea of fractals has revolutionized our understanding of the world, and how many fractal-based systems we depend upon.
 
Unfortunately, there is no definition of fractals that is both simple and accurate. Like so many things in modern science and mathematics, discussions of “fractal geometry” can quickly go over the heads of the non-mathematically-minded. This is a real shame, because there is profound beauty and power in the idea of fractals.
 
The best way to get a feeling for what fractals are is to consider some examples. Clouds, mountains, coastlines, cauliflowers and ferns are all natural fractals. These shapes have something in common - something intuitive, accessible and aesthetic.
 
They are all complicated and irregular: the sort of shape that mathematicians used to shy away from in favor of regular ones, like spheres, which they could tame with equations.
 
Mandelbrot famously wrote: “Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line.”
 
The chaos and irregularity of the world - Mandelbrot referred to it as “roughness” - is something to be celebrated. It would be a shame if clouds really were spheres, and mountains cones.
 
Look closely at a fractal, and you will find that the complexity is still present at a smaller scale. A small cloud is strikingly similar to the whole thing. A pine tree is composed of branches that are composed of branches - which in turn are composed of branches.
 
Read the entire article
 
Fractal images © Laguna Design / Science Source
 
Mandelbrodt photo © Emilio Segrè / Science Source
Sit, be still, and listen, because you’re drunk and we’re at the edge of the roof. - http://tumblr.zadi.tv/post...
We’re all kids in grown-up bodies. #dontforgettoplay - http://tumblr.zadi.tv/post...
We’re all kids in grown-up bodies. #dontforgettoplay
We're all kids in grown-up bodies. #dontforgettoplay - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
We're all kids in grown-up bodies. #dontforgettoplay
Be a part of the great Internet Slowdown - http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post...
staff: Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined. Ready? Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you. (Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website... - http://tumblr.zadi.tv/post...
May the universe in some strange sense be “brought into being” by the participation of those who participate? The vital act is the act of participation. “Participator” is the incontrovertible new concept given by quantum mechanics. It strikes down the term “observer” of classical theory, the man who stands safely behind the thick glass wall and... - http://tumblr.zadi.tv/post...
May the universe in some strange sense be “brought into being” by the participation of those who participate? The vital act is the act of participation. “Participator” is the incontrovertible new concept given by quantum mechanics. It strikes down the term “observer” of classical theory, the man who stands safely behind the thick glass wall and watches what goes on without taking part. It can’t be done, quantum mechanics says. — John Wheeler
May the universe in some strange sense be "brought into being" by the participation of those who participate? The vital act is the act of participation. "Participator" is the incontrovertible new concept given by quantum mechanics. It strikes down the ter - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
May the universe in some strange sense be "brought into being" by the participation of those who participate? The vital act is the act of participation. "Participator" is the incontrovertible new concept given by quantum mechanics. It strikes down the ter
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whisperingwordsofwisdom: “She was always a little bit surprised by the efforts women made to look young. She was actually very happy about growing older because it meant more time for herself, more time for her family, and separation from the frenzy of youth and beauty that is Hollywood. She was very strict about everybody’s time in life.” -Luca... - http://tumblr.zadi.tv/post...
whisperingwordsofwisdom:
  
“She was always a little bit surprised by the efforts women made to look young. She was actually very happy about growing older because it meant more time for herself, more time for her family, and separation from the frenzy of youth and beauty that is Hollywood. She was very strict about everybody’s time in life.” -Luca Dotti remembers his mother Audrey Hepburn. (Left: Audrey Hepburn circa 1957. Right: Audrey Hepburn in 1990)
  
No Botox, no surgery, just grace.
…and I want to beg you, as much as I can, to be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue…Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer. - http://tumblr.zadi.tv/post...
The imagination is not a state, it is the human existence itself. - http://tumblr.zadi.tv/post...
Little lizard friend stopped to say hello and show off his cool iridescent scales during our hike today. #nature #dragons - http://tumblr.zadi.tv/post...
Little lizard friend stopped to say hello and show off his cool iridescent scales during our hike today. #nature #dragons
It is now known to science that there are many more dimensions than the classical four. Scientists say that these don’t normally impinge upon the world because the extra dimensions are very small and curve in on themselves, and that since reality is fractal most of it is tucked inside itself. This means either that the universe is full of more... - http://tumblr.zadi.tv/post...
todaysdocument: Apollo 11 Flight Plan The flight plan for Apollo 11 was a minute-by-minute time line of activities for the mission crew—Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins, and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin—and Mission Control in Houston. The flight was launched July 16, 1969. Touchdown on the moon took place, as scheduled, on July 20, 102 hours, 47 minutes, and... - http://tumblr.zadi.tv/post...
todaysdocument:
 
Apollo 11 Flight Plan
 
The flight plan for Apollo 11 was a minute-by-minute time line of activities for the mission crew—Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins, and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin—and Mission Control in Houston. The flight was launched July 16, 1969. Touchdown on the moon took place, as scheduled, on July 20, 102 hours, 47 minutes, and 11 seconds after launch from Cape Kennedy. The astronauts spent 21 hours and 36 minutes on the moon, and returned to Earth on July 24.
  
Apollo 11 Flight Plan
 
From the series: Pre-Shuttle Flight Data Files, 1968 - 1977. Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006
No sane mortal is truly free, because true freedom is so terrible that only the mad or the divine can face it with open eyes. - http://tumblr.zadi.tv/post...
Dragonfly buddy was hanging around for a long while. We had a good talk. :) #nature #messages #ixchel - http://tumblr.zadi.tv/post...
Dragonfly buddy was hanging around for a long while. We had a good talk. :) #nature #messages #ixchel
Dragonfly buddy was hanging around for a long while. We had a good talk. :) #nature #messages #ixchel - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
Dragonfly buddy was hanging around for a long while. We had a good talk. :) #nature #messages #ixchel
thegetty: We went to the moon in 1969. But humans have been looking at and recording Earth’s moon for centuries and centuries. The Creation of the Sun, Moon, and Stars,about 1250-1260, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum. Two Diagrams with the Sun and the Moon, after 1277, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum. Mantel Clock, about 1790-1800, Movement by... - http://tumblr.zadi.tv/post...
thegetty:
 
We went to the moon in 1969.
 
But humans have been looking at and recording Earth’s moon for centuries and centuries.
 
The Creation of the Sun, Moon, and Stars,about 1250-1260, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Two Diagrams with the Sun and the Moon, after 1277, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Mantel Clock, about 1790-1800, Movement by Nicolas-Alexandre Folin; enamel plaques by Georges-Arien Merlet. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Moon Landscape, late 1850s, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Little lizard friend stopped to say hello and show off his cool iridescent scales during our hike… http://instagram.com/p...
History Parallels: 1960s vs. Now … http://tumblr.zadi.tv/post...
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