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evolutionary biology: terminology

-As the architectural profession, along with other professions, continues to adopt terminologies from biology (in this case evolutionary biology/genetics), the terms (listed below) become important in the creation of architectural design at the level of the digital code. In the time of a biotechnical architecture, where architecture is considered more biological than human-made “machine” (as […]

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sea-mouse nanowires

THE shimmering sea mouse, Aphrodita aculeata, may hold a key to creating nanoscale electronics, making it possible to produce nanowires 100 times longer than existing methods allow – and for a fraction of the price. The sea mouse is a marine worm the length of your thumb and is native to the North Atlantic and […]

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Fractals and the art of roughness

At TED2010, mathematics legend Benoit Mandelbrot develops a theme he first discussed at TED in 1984 — the extreme complexity of roughness, and the way that fractal math can find order within patterns that seem unknowably complicated. Benoit Mandelbrot – Fractal Art – Ted Link Ron Eglash – African Fractals – Ted Link

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Merismopedia

Like a microscopic (and monochromatic) version of Tetris, Merismopedia cells form square-packed colonies. These cyanobacteria, plucked from a New England salt marsh, were flooded with ultraviolet light that was later filtered out of the image to reveal a red hue produced by chlorophyll molecules inside the cells. –National Geographic Merismopedia (from the Greek merismos (division) […]

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