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Nature by Numbers
March 23, 2010 6:19 PM   Subscribe

Nature by Numbers is a new animated short film by Cristóbal Vila (previously) inspired by some mathematical constructs found in nature. (via)
posted by gruchall (7 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
the math teacher wife says "thanks!"
posted by HuronBob at 6:45 PM on March 23, 2010


saw this this morning, had to watch it 4 or 5 times, each time realizing more and more math concepts in ways I hadn't previously in my 33 years. This = full of win.
posted by daq at 7:15 PM on March 23, 2010


Sadly, though. The nautilus shell doesn't actually form a golden spiral. There's so many places to find beautiful mathematics in nature, but we're unfortunately stuck with this one classic example that just isn't true. Let me see if I can dig up some links to back me up here...
posted by ErWenn at 8:09 PM on March 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


Gorgeous film though.
posted by ErWenn at 8:09 PM on March 23, 2010


A... somewhat different interpretation.
posted by Scattercat at 8:13 PM on March 23, 2010


Here you go.
posted by ErWenn at 8:13 PM on March 23, 2010 [3 favorites]


The Pentagonal Cycle of Venus aka Earth-Venus synodic cycle
posted by hortense at 9:53 PM on March 23, 2010


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