For crying out loud, this was supposed to be a deserted mountain top. Can't a guy find enlightenment in peace anywhere these days?
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…
The French mathematician was the father of fractals, and while pancreatic cancer got the better of him four days ago, his reputation will live on in the areas of maths, physics, finance, biology and countless more.
This is how I imagine a trip into the brain of Hunter S. Thompson after eating a slice of Benoît Mandelbrot's brain, sautéed with a bit of pepper, olive oil, and mescal shaves. Except there are no strippers running around.
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.