Galaxy Cluster SDSS J1038+4849 is Smiling!   As seen from Nasa’s Hubble Telescope.


I’ve always been fascinated by fractal geometry and self-similarity.

Originally posted on Scientific Association for the Study of Time in Physics and Cosmology :

Professor Michael Barnsley with a fractally transformed teacup and pot. (Credit: Phil Dooley, ANU)

An ANU mathematician has developed a new way to uncover simple patterns that might underlie apparently complex systems, such as clouds, cracks in materials or the movement of the stockmarket.

“Fractal Geometry is a new branch of mathematics that describes the world as it is, rather than acting as though it’s made of straight lines and spheres. There are very few straight lines and circles in nature. The shapes you find in nature are rough.” said Michael Barnsley, Professor of Mathematics at ANU.

FrangoCamera App developed at ANU. (Credit ANU)

“Fractal Fourier analysis provides a method to break complicated signals up into a set of well understood building blocks, in a similar way to how conventional Fourier analysis breaks signals up into a set of smooth sine waves,” said Professor Michael Barnsley, who who presented his…

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They Keep Falling out Your Mouth

Posted: February 22, 2014 in Rants


Super cool sketch by Angels on a Pin…

Originally posted on Angels on a Pin:

Pesky Skeletons


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Everyone has one these days.  What’s yours?

“Corruption … undermines democracy and the rule of law, leads to violations of human rights, distorts markets, erodes the quality of life and allows organized crime, terrorism and other threats to human security to flourish. This evil phenomenon is found in all countries – big and small, rich and poor…corruption hurts the poor disproportionately by diverting funds intended for development, undermining a government’s ability to provide basic services, feeding inequality and injustice and discouraging foreign aid and investment. Corruption is a key element in economic under-performance and a major obstacle to poverty alleviation and development.” – Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General

Classic speech from The Network still rings true but we use twitter instead of windows.

Time is Now

Posted: October 18, 2011 in Rants

When the pain of staying the same exceeds the pain of change, change happens.

When the pain of not creating exceeds the pain of creating, art happens.