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Jason Padgett

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The artist bio on his site puts it succinctly enough.

Jason D. Padgett is a number theorist with Acquired Savant Syndrome from Anchorage Alaska, currently living in Tacoma Washinton. The beauty of numbers and their connection to the pure geometry of space time and the universe is shown in his fractal diagrams.

Sine Cosine and Tangent Waves - Jason Padgett 2010

Angela Palmer

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Among other work, she’s created these dense and amazing self-portraits from MRIs out of layered, etched glass.

A Flight Through the Universe

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A video put together by Berkeley Labs based on data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

Molecular Art

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Absolutely incredible watercolors by David S. Goodsell of biomolecular structures within the body.

There are bunches more at his page (with legends and explanations), but here’s

an entire Mycoplasma mycoides cell. The cell shown here is about 250 nanometers in diameter, which is at the small end of the range of observed sizes.

As in my other work, I have tried to include all of the macromolecules at reasonable locations and concentrations, and with the actual shapes and sizes. Small molecules like sugars, ATP and water are not shown.

Mycoplasma Mycoides - by David S Goodsell

Floral X-Rays

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X-Ray photography by Brendan Fitzpatrick.

X-Ray Photograph of a Tulip - Brendan Fitzpatrick

LIQUID~DO

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A generative audio project by Julia Borovaya, Sergey Kasich, and Vadim Smakhtin.

Flottille

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Micro-Origami fractal flowers opening on the surface of water due to capillary action.

Match and flame

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in Extreme Close Up UltraSlo.

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Instead of being fragile, marginal flyers, they say, pterosaurs could flap their wings to reach speeds of 120 kilometres per hour for a couple of minutes, then glide at 90 kilometres per hour, covering thousands of kilometres

Did giant pterosaurs vault aloft like vampire bats? – life – 15 November 2010 – New Scientist

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Buzz Aldrin on the Moon

THE FUCKING MOON

/via NASA on The Commons (Which is super-great)