"Heroes of Science" action figures are light on "action," heavy on the…

Yesterday we told you about the world's greatest Agent Coulson action figure. At the time, we called it the world's greatest action figure. But AF-Coulson would do well to watch his back; over on deviantART, graphic artist datazoid has put together a series of digitally painted "Heroes of Science" action figures… » 11/20/12 7:00am 11/20/12 7:00am

The First Three-Dimensional Image of a Mandelbrot Fractal Is Stunning

Behold the "Mandelbulb." This is a three-dimensional image created using the Mandelbrot set, a mathematical structure whose edges form fractals. The result is something that looks like an alien tree. Which isn't surprising, since fractals emulate patterns in nature. » 12/25/09 11:30am 12/25/09 11:30am