Exploratorium

Fractal Cube:  This cube hanging above the entrance to the Exploratorium is not quite a three dimensions, but it is certainly larger than 2.

Fractal Cube: This cube hanging above the entrance to the Exploratorium is not quite a three dimensions, but it is certainly larger than 2.

Ice Crystals:  These fractal crystals form when water freezes.  You can actually watch as the branching pattern iterates accross the surface of the glass to form these shapes.

Ice Crystals: These fractal crystals form when water freezes. You can actually watch as the branching pattern iterates accross the surface of the glass to form these shapes.

Chaotic Diffusion:  Just like in the cellular automata, the simple rules of thermodynamics lead to the chaotic mixing of the two fluids.

Chaotic Diffusion: Just like in the cellular automata, the simple rules of thermodynamics lead to the chaotic mixing of the two fluids.

Chaotic Diffusion, Part Deux:  Again the laws of thermodynamics lead to chaos.  This time, the fluids are the same--air--but the fluid heated by the filament has different properties which appear in the shadows as it mixes with the cooler air.

Chaotic Diffusion, Part Deux: Again the laws of thermodynamics lead to chaos. This time, the fluids are the same–air–but the fluid heated by the filament has different properties which appear in the shadows as it mixes with the cooler air.

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