Sunday, December 22, 2019

Geometry Links - December 22, 2019

Tunable Crystal Symmetry in Graphene Enables Nanoelectromechanical Sensors
https://scitechdaily.com/tunable-crystal-symmetry-in-graphene-enables-nanoelectromechanical-sensors/

Controlling crystal growth for innovations in medicine, engineering
https://scitechdaily.com/research-into-the-mysteries-of-crystal-growth-reveals-key-molecular-events/

The Fascinating Secret Behind Crystals That Shrink When Heated
https://scitechdaily.com/the-fascinating-secret-behind-crystals-that-shrink-when-heated/

Tara Pratap Ebsworth
https://www.drizzlerock.com/hexagons
https://www.drizzlerock.com/pillar-of-light

Neutrinos Lead to Unexpected Discovery in Basic Math
https://www.quantamagazine.org/neutrinos-lead-to-unexpected-discovery-in-basic-math-20191113/

Six(?) sided vinyl record with overlapping tracks
https://www.core77.com/posts/91823/A-Playable-Six-Sided-Vinyl-Record-With-Overlapping-Tracks

More Edmund Harriss* 
https://maxwelldemon.com/image-index/
*see October 2019 Geometry Links:  http://geometrylinks.blogspot.com/2019/10/ 
Patterns of the Universe: A Coloring Adventure in Math and Beauty by Alex Bellos and Edmund Harriss
https://theexperimentpublishing.com/catalogs/spring-2016/patterns-of-the-universe/

How a Tesla valve works
https://youtu.be/tcV1EYSUQME

Flower shapes and pollination analysis
“Modularity increases rate of floral evolution and adaptive success for functionally specialized pollination systems” by Agnes S. Dellinger, Silvia Artuso, Susanne Pamperl, Fabián A. Michelangeli, Darin S. Penneys, Diana M. Fernández-Fernández, Marcela Alvear, Frank Almeda, W. Scott Armbruster, Yannick Staeder and Jürg Schönenberger, 5 December 2019
https://www.nature.com/articles/s42003-019-0697-7
All morphometric analyses were performed in R and scripts, they are available in a.zip file at https://phaidra.univie.ac.at/o:1043204

Aquatecture rain-catcher
https://www.dezeen.com/2019/12/02/aquatecture-rain-catcher-panels-shaakira-jassat/amp/

Twixt - pegboard and string connection game reissued
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/949/twixt
hat tip to https://kk.org/cooltools/

Many ropes and one jumper
https://twitter.com/elatticus/status/1206312023845490688

Victor Acevedo’s Digital Art Calendar
https://www.etsy.com/listing/762297411/2020-wall-calendar-the-digital-art-of

Optical Illusion of the Year
https://youtu.be/HC0GGkNZPgs
https://boingboing.net/2019/12/20/bewildering-optical-illusion-a.html

Friday, December 6, 2019

Geometry Links - December 6, 2019

Gamers can design folded proteins as realistically as experts can
https://scitechdaily.com/gamers-accurately-design-folded-proteins-as-realistic-as-those-created-by-experts/
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1274-4

Agnes Denes - if only for her recent pyramid and teardrop work but there’s a LOT more to her career
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/07/arts/design/agnes-denes-the-shed-review.html

Steampunk Pavilion
https://soomeenhahm.com/portfolio-item/steampunk-pavilion/
https://inhabitat.com/dramatically-twisted-timber-weaves-together-in-the-steampunk-pavilion/

Jon Sauer, lathe artist
https://www.jonsauer.com
https://www.instagram.com/sauerjon/
https://www.core77.com/posts/91294/Jon-Sauers-Incredible-Rose-Engine-Turning-Patterns

Origami artist Robert Lang demonstrates 11 levels of origami
https://youtu.be/MDwPXRy9IFc

Anthony James, sculptor
https://www.artsy.net/artist/anthony-james
http://www.anthonyjamesstudio.com

Fifth force of nature, the protophobic force, found? 
https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/22/world/fifth-force-of-nature-scn-trnd/
NB:  I include this because it comes from my fellow Hungarians and the angles mentioned, 115º and 140º, may strike a chord with geometricians

Portable, collapsible stool design
https://www.core77.com/posts/91580/An-Interesting-Design-Approach-to-Portable-Seating-The-Mini-Max-Stool

NYTimes on modern origami art
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/22/arts/design/modern-origami-art.html

Protein-Based Pattern Formation
https://scitechdaily.com/aiming-to-to-form-biological-patterns-scientists-dissect-and-redesign-protein-based-pattern-formation/
https://elifesciences.org/articles/48646
https://youtu.be/FbWf1bV_iZA
https://youtu.be/LL7wqwmk_Hk

C60 Soccer Ball With Extra Proton Probably Most Abundant Form of Carbon in Space
https://scitechdaily.com/c60-soccer-ball-with-extra-proton-probably-most-abundant-form-of-carbon-in-space/
Mysterious Buckyballs Found Throughout Interstellar Space Puzzled Scientists, Until Now
https://scitechdaily.com/mysterious-buckyballs-found-throughout-interstellar-space-puzzled-scientists-until-now/

Bone Structure Discovery Inspires More Durable, Lightweight Airplane Wings
https://scitechdaily.com/bone-structure-discovery-inspires-more-durable-lightweight-airplane-wings/
https://youtu.be/Z_ETLh-ATVI

Friday, November 8, 2019

Geometry Links - November 8, 2019

The Art of Looking Up - 40 spectacular ceilings by great artists
https://www.quartoknows.com/books/9780711242173/The-Art-of-Looking-Up.html
https://www.core77.com/posts/90861/New-Photo-Book-Documents-40-of-the-Worlds-Most-Spectacular-Ceilings-Plus-One-That-Couldnt-Be-Included

Super-compressible material found through artificial intelligence
https://youtu.be/cWTWHhMAu7I
https://phys.org/news/2019-10-material-artificial-intelligence.html

Victor Acevedo Live Mix Video Stills
https://www.facebook.com/victor.acevedo.92102/posts/10157978990293258
http://www.acevedomedia.com/index.html

Twistronics - two graphene sheets offset at 1.1º
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/30/science/graphene-physics-superconductor.html

Scientists create light with chirality
https://scitechdaily.com/and-the-scientist-said-let-there-be-light-and-there-was-synthetic-chiral-light/

Shape changing, self-healing intelligent material
https://www.pnas.org/content/116/43/21438
https://scitechdaily.com/new-shape-morphing-self-healing-intelligent-material-developed-for-soft-robotics/

Fractal patterns in quantum material
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-12502-0
https://scitechdaily.com/completely-unexpected-mit-scientists-discover-fractal-patterns-in-quantum-material/

Humpback whale bubble net feeding from two viewpoints
https://scitechdaily.com/groundbreaking-video-captures-whale-bubble-net-feeding-in-university-of-hawaii-research/
Editorial Comment:  Watch the video

Ada - an AI design
https://youtu.be/b3eZqO1Oh5E
https://scitechdaily.com/sabin-installation-turns-ai-into-art-at-microsoft-research-atrium/

Growing borophene, a 2D material, to make an atomic skin
https://scitechdaily.com/valuable-2d-material-borophene-grows-freely-on-silver-into-an-atomic-skin/

Modeling a bridge Leonardo Da Vinci designed for Istanbul's Golden Horn but never built
https://scitechdaily.com/500-years-ago-leonardo-da-vinci-designed-this-bridge-now-mit-engineers-put-it-to-the-test/

New structural design can morph into different shapes at different temperatures
https://scitechdaily.com/this-flat-structure-can-morph-into-the-shape-of-a-human-face/

Monday, October 21, 2019

Geometry Links - October 21, 2019

Samsara
https://www.rlon.com/samsara
https://www.core77.com/projects/89476/Samsara-~-a-kinetic-installation-telling-the-story-of-oneness

Morph - robotic sculpture
https://mindbuffer.net/morph
https://www.core77.com/projects/89402/MORPH-Exploring-the-boundary-between-Art-and-Robotics

Weaving non-Euclidean bamboo
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/29/science/math-weaving-bamboo.html

James Nolan Gandy’s spirographic artworks (and the machines he’s designed to make them)
http://www.jamesnolangandy.com
http://www.jamesnolangandy.com/new-gallery

Fluid simulator
https://paveldogreat.github.io/WebGL-Fluid-Simulation/

Learned about the Farey Sequence from Edmun Harriss at a recent conference
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farey_sequence
Patterns of the Universe: A Coloring Adventure in Math and Beauty by Alex Bellos and Edmund Harriss
https://theexperimentpublishing.com/catalogs/spring-2016/patterns-of-the-universe/

Mathematicians’ blackboards
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/23/science/mathematicians-blackboard-photographs-jessica-wynne.html

Living Pavilion in Annecy, France
http://www.behinha.com/projects#/living-pavilion-v2

New designs for optical tools from kaleidoscope mirror symmetry
https://scitechdaily.com/new-designs-for-optical-tools-inspired-by-kaleidoscope-mirror-symmetry/

"Structural puzzles in virology solved with an overarching icosahedral design principle"
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-12367-3

Power Flower Phi Sci - sacred geometry and more
https://www.facebook.com/powerflowerphisci/

Tiles - addictive pattern recognition game
https://www.nytimes.com/puzzles/tiles

Monday, June 10, 2019

Geometry Links - June 10, 2019

Soap Bubble Wiki
https://soapbubble.fandom.com/wiki/Soap_Bubble_Wiki

Mandalagaba - mandala drawing program
https://recursion.mandalagaba.com/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BwJhYVuDMf3/
http://blog.mandalagaba.com

Generatively designed chair that folds flat
https://youtu.be/2sMniU1N06U

Gary Doskas videos on spherical geometry
Some experimental spherical geometric construction of spherical harmonics
https://youtu.be/fg7pEAo9irs
How to derive a general solution for the trigonometric relationship between a sphere and circles drawn on its surface and some examples of the spherical geometric construction of spherical fractional harmonics
https://youtu.be/y66XcdMODPU

The origins of Spikey, the Wolfram Matematica logo, from the hyperbolic dodecahedron to the rhombic hexecontahedron
https://blog.stephenwolfram.com/2018/12/the-story-of-spikey/#more-17568
https://sites.google.com/site/giramundos/

"‘Knitting Is Coding’ and Yarn Is Programmable in This Physics Lab"
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/17/science/math-physics-knitting-matsumoto.html

Physicists Uncover Quantum Structure of Buckyballs
https://scitechdaily.com/physicists-uncover-quantum-structure-of-buckyballs/
Rovibrational quantum state resolution of the C60fullerene
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/363/6422/49

Cubipods, a shape to resist self-organization
https://www.core77.com/posts/88545/A-Triumph-of-Design—and-Manufacturing-The-Story-of-Cubipods-and-the-Innovative-Mold-Required-to-Make-Them

Fractals, hand-drawn by Sheldon Ebbeler
https://www.pinterest.com/sheldonebbeler/fractals-hand-drawn-by-sheldon-ebbeler/

Optical illusion - perpetual diamond
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2041669518815708

'Live Soap' component for interactive form-finding of minimal surfaces with topology changes
https://twitter.com/KangarooPhysics/status/1135989061976563715

Another symmetry for leaf growth patterns
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/decoding-mathematical-secrets-plants-stunning-leaf-patterns-180972367/

Friday, April 12, 2019

Geometry Links - April 12, 2019

Sound-blocking metamaterial uses shape for acoustic insulation that allows light and air to pass through it
https://www.fastcompany.com/90316833/scientists-have-discovered-a-shape-that-blocks-all-sound-even-your-co-workers
https://journals.aps.org/prb/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevB.99.024302
hat tip boingboing.net at https://boingboing.net/2019/03/13/exotic-topology.html

Cross-section of a rattlesnake rattle
https://twitter.com/Nnedi/status/1106606377194192902

Bertoldi Group:  Materials and Structures by Design
https://bertoldi.seas.harvard.edu/ 

Grasshopper Geography river and forest maps
https://www.grasshoppergeography.com
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/these-beautiful-maps-capture-rivers-that-pulse-through-our-world-180971789/

Shrine of Whatslove - robotically woven carbon-fiber structure devoted to love and marriage
https://inhabitat.com/robots-weave-a-100-carbon-fiber-love-shrine-for-chinas-countryside/

3/4 icosa ice igloo
https://inhabitat.com/designers-build-a-frozen-igloo-shelter-in-a-geodesic-dome-shape/

Polygonia Design - "Rapidly Create Symmetrical Designs for Manufacturing"
https://polygonia.design
https://www.instagram.com/polygoniadesigns/

Geodesic pergola in rural China
https://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/luotuowan-pergola-luo-studio.html
https://www.dezeen.com/2019/02/12/luo-studios-luotuowan-pergola-china-wood/
http://www.luostudio.cn/project/2/113

Laser cut paper geometric art inspired by Islamic design
http://www.ibbini.com
http://www.ibbini.com/#/2019/
https://www.instagram.com/juliaibbini/

Machine learning for amino acids to determine protein function and structure
http://news.mit.edu/2019/machine-learning-amino-acids-protein-function-0322
Editorial Comment:  I remember reading Harvey Bialy’s article on “The I Ching and the Genetic Code” in the magazine IO back in the day.  64 codons in DNA to describe amino acids, 64 changes in the I Ching.  The essay is available in the IO Anthology https://www.northatlanticbooks.com/shop/io-anthology/
Some more recent work:
Defragged Binary I Ching Genetic Code Chromosomes Compared to Nirenberg’s and Transformed into Rotating 2D Circles and Squares and into a 3D 100% Symmetrical Tetrahedron Coupled to a Functional One to Discern Start From Non-Start Methionines through a Stella Octangula
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3575644/

Scutoids and bubbles
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-05376-1#Abs1
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/08/science/uhlenbeck-bubbles-math-physics.html

Sableglass - geometric blown glass objects
https://www.sableglass.com
https://www.instagram.com/sableglass/