I Always Thought Nature Was Random. Then I Looked Closer, And Now I See This Secret Pattern Everywhere…

Autor: TheMindUnleashed
Via TheMindUnleashed | March 14, 2014

 Nature never ceases to amaze me… every day I come across something new that makes me appreciate the incredible design of this planet. Most of these 29 patterns are part of a group called “fractals.” You can find them across all sorts of natural phenomena, and you’ve probably held one in your hands before. They’re made from a single shape repeating itself over and over again. Zoom in on a smaller part, and it looks just like the wider view. They play out in spectacular ways throughout nature, and the results are seriously hypnotizing.

1. Romanesco Broccoli

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2. Trees

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3. Snowflakes

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4. Cabbage

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5. Egypt from space

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6. Leaf

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7. Conch Shell

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8. Ice on glass

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9. Desert river beds

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10. Stalactite Cave

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11. Nautilus Shell

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12. Aloe Plant

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13. Coral Polyps

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14. Fern Leaves

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15. Peacock Feathers

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16. Snail Shell

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17. Lightning

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18. Woman Struck By Lightning

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19. Bismuth Crystals

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20. Dragon’s Tree

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21. Monkey Tree Flower

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22. Dragonfly Wings

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23. Copper Crystals

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24. Pinecone

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25. Blood Vessels

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26. Mountain Range

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27. Neurons

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28. Waterfalls

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29. Clouds

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30. Bonus look at cabbage

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I think I have a newfound appreciation for nature.

 

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This Is How Sand Looks Magnified Up To 300 Times

Author: Lina D.
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Comparing something to a grain of sand is usually supposed to mean that it’s small or insignificant, but Dr. Gary Greenberg’s microscopic photography aims to turn this stereotype on its head. His photographs of minuscule grains of sands magnified up to 300 times reveal that each grain of sand can be beautiful and unique.

Greenberg’s story is a fascinating one. First of all, he invented the high-definition 3D microscopes that he takes his pictures on, resulting in 18 U.S. patents under his name. He was a photographer and filmmaker until age 33, when he moved from LA to London and earned a Ph.D. in biomedical research. This seems to have given him a unique appreciation for biological and scientific curiosities and for the optical technologies he would need to document them.

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Sand composition can vary drastically depending on where it’s located. The coastal sands in Hawaii, where Dr. Greenberg is located, are very likely the subjects of his amazing micro-photography. The sand in his images is full of remnants from various tropical sea organisms large and small. The sand on other coasts, depending on the temperature, surf conditions and marine environment, may include a totally different set of rocks, minerals and organic matter.

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