Certain patterns, such as the fractal, are repeated over and over in nature -- with some spectacular contrasts on wildly different scales.
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.
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.
Web Workers let the application do background processing--handy for churning through mathematical calculations such as the Mandelbrot set.
A new version of the software adds texture presets and other options for those who need to make very large versions of their images.