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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


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


Genuine Fractals image-upsizer upgraded

A new version of the software adds texture presets and other options for those who need to make very large versions of their images.

By 27 October 2008