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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Google Earth Fractals Photographs

A fractal is a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be subdivided in parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a smaller copy of the whole. Fractals are generally self-similar (bits look like the whole) and independent of scale (they look similar, no matter how close you zoom in). Many mathematical structures are fractals; e.g. {Sierpinski triangle}, {Koch snowflake}, {Peano curve}, {Mandelbrot set} and {Lorenz attractor}. Fractals also describe many real-world objects that do not have simple geometric shapes, such as clouds, mountains, turbulence, and coastlines. {Benoit Mandelbrot}, the discoverer of the {Mandelbrot set}, coined the term "fractal" in 1975 from the Latin fractus or "to break".

[images via Google Earth Fractals]

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  1. That's pretty nice. I really like these images. So organic imprecise... And you've read my mind!, for I was separating some images to make a fb gallery like this made from Google Earth. It's impossible to have an original idea these days... :- )

  2. Electricity shape the earth :


    See the Thunderbolts Project : https://www.youtube.com/user/ThunderboltsProject

    Precisely this conference : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7w1rGeqXBg