Sparkle n’ Symmetry (via Fiction was too banal for her…)

Another oldie but goodie. Hurrah for conflict free sources of bling!

Sparkle n' Symmetry This was on Slashdot today.  Interesante, no? A crystal as beautiful as a diamond Why are diamonds so shiny and beautiful? A Japanese mathematician says it's because of their unique crystal structure and two key properties, called 'maximal symmetry' and 'strong isotropic property.' According to the American Mathematical Society (AMS), he found that out of all the crystals that are possible to construct mathematically, just one shares these two pr … Read More

via Fiction was too banal for her…


~ by fluvial on December 6, 2010.

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