Watch What This Man Creates with Some Sand and a Rake

It was while working as a computer tech that Andres Amador fell in love with fractals – mathematical sets of patterns out of which beautiful geometric designs emerge. He applied his fascination to the creation of what can only be described as land art. His canvas? A vast swath of open beach. His paintbrush? A set of… » 4/22/14 3:30pm Yesterday 3:30pm

This mesmerizing sculpture is built of hinging wooden cubes

Great art is often interactive, and captivating design is frequently dynamic. Such is the case with Ghostcube, a beautifully conceived study in topological transfiguration created by Swedish designer Erik Åberg out of interconnected wooden cubes. » 2/27/14 10:40am 2/27/14 10:40am

This visualization shows how fast you're spinning around Earth's axis

Ever wonder how fast you're spinning around the imaginary rod connecting the North and South Poles? Wonder no more. By finding your location on this map and searching for where your line of latitude intersects with the bold, black curve, you can determine the speed at which you're currently zipping around Earth's axis. » 1/26/14 2:30pm 1/26/14 2:30pm

What kind of fantastical mirror world is this? We usually see self-replicating fractal patterns in 2-dimensions, but they can also be expressed in 3-dimensions as well, namely via Mandelbox and Mandelbulb sets. This otherworldly 3D fractal pattern was created by mathematician Jos Leys. » 12/30/13 11:40am 12/30/13 11:40am