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Nature's patterns: Golden spirals and branching fractals

Certain patterns, such as the fractal, are repeated over and over in nature -- with some spectacular contrasts on wildly different scales.

12 Images By 10 April 2015


Yep, Apple's A7 looks twice as fast -- at least for fractal math

A detailed look at the Frax app's 90 percent performance boost on the iPhone 5S shows why Apple's A7 chip isn't a marketing gimmick -- even if the advantages aren't strictly because of a 64-bit design.

By 11 October 2013


Frax app brings fractal-exploration glory to iOS

A computer-graphics A-team is digging into fractals again with software that's clearly a labor of love. Exploring the Mandelbrot and Julia sets is a spectacular marriage of beauty and math.

By 2 October 2013


Apple said to be pointing to GlobalFoundries for chip making

A longtime customer of Samsung, Apple is reportedly looking at other companies to also manufacture its iPhone and iPad chips.

By 12 November 2013


Darth Vader, Spider-Pig fly at International Balloon Fiesta

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta hosts hundreds of hot air balloons. Some geeky gems are among the flyers.

By 9 October 2013


15,000 volts and a giant sheet of wood

What happens when you run masses of electricity through a giant sheet of wood?

By 4 March 2013


Google shows off Web-based fractal explorer

Web Workers let the application do background processing--handy for churning through mathematical calculations such as the Mandelbrot set.

By 3 February 2011


Incredible gifs for exploring time and space

While gifs are most commonly used to snapshot small snippets of film for epic memes, some talented wranglers out there are using the format for a higher purpose.

By 23 November 2012


Initial iPhone 5 reviews arrive: Critics praise new screen

The first crop of iPhone 5 reviews has hit the Web. Reviewers like the larger screen and faster wireless networking.

By 19 September 2012


How to build a budget gaming PC for under £350

Want to play some hot-looking new games but don't want to spend a fortune on a PC? Step this way for everything you need to know.

By 7 September 2012