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Using Mathematical Formulas to Draw Butterflies

Hamid Naderi Yeganeh | Posted 02.25.2017 | Science
Hamid Naderi Yeganeh

Butterflies always remind me of the beautiful nature in the world. In this post you can see three butterfly drawings with their mathematical descriptions.

These Beautiful Images Are Created By Drawing Circular Arcs

Hamid Naderi Yeganeh | Posted 02.10.2017 | Science
Hamid Naderi Yeganeh

I have created the following images by thousands of circular arcs which are defined with trigonometric functions. Such families of arcs are very useful to introduce beautiful shapes.

These Beautiful Images Are Created by Drawing Squares

Hamid Naderi Yeganeh | Posted 12.17.2016 | Science
Hamid Naderi Yeganeh

In order to create beautiful images by drawing squares, it is very useful to use periodic functions. I have created the following images by drawing fa...

These Beautiful Images Are Created By Drawing Ellipses

Hamid Naderi Yeganeh | Posted 11.10.2016 | Science
Hamid Naderi Yeganeh

We can create an unlimited number of beautiful images by drawing ellipses. The following images are some examples that I have created by some computer programs.

Using the Sawtooth Wave to Create Some Beautiful Images

Hamid Naderi Yeganeh | Posted 10.27.2016 | Science
Hamid Naderi Yeganeh

When we want to create a beautiful image by drawing line segments or circles, we can use sawtooth waves. The sawtooth wave is a useful waveform to int...

These Beautiful Images are Created by Drawing Circles

Hamid Naderi Yeganeh | Posted 10.13.2016 | Science
Hamid Naderi Yeganeh

The circle is the most important closed curve in the world. Also, it is the most symmetrical shape in the plane. In addition to these facts, it is interesting that we can create an unlimited number of beautiful images by drawing circles.

These Beautiful Images Are Created By Drawing Line Segments

Hamid Naderi Yeganeh | Posted 09.30.2016 | Science
Hamid Naderi Yeganeh

The goal is to create many beautiful symmetrical images by drawing line segments. It is amazing for me to see very beautiful geometric shapes that are defined by some simple mathematical formulas.

The Most Romantic Mathematician and His Language of Symmetry

Mario Livio | Posted 09.03.2016 | Science
Mario Livio

On the morning of May 30, 1832, a single shot fired in a duel fatally wounded one of the most brilliant, and certainly the most romantic mathematician. The following day, his last words to his weeping brother were: "Don't cry, I need all my courage to die at 20."

30 Symmetrical Photos So Good They'd Make Wes Anderson Weep

DL Cade | Posted 07.22.2016 | Arts
DL Cade

It's easy to see why he does this: symmetry is beautiful. So balanced it's somehow deeply satisfying to those of us who like things in perfect order.

Photographer Creates Stunning Symmetric Images with Light and Reflection

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 05.28.2016 | Arts
Bibbi Abruzzini

All Photographs (c) Ferdinand Choffray, Courtesy of Ferdinand Choffray Could symmetrical composition be part of defining beauty? Symmetry makes it at...

25 Photos That Will Soothe Your Inner Neat Freak

DL Cade | Posted 06.26.2015 | HuffPost Home
DL Cade

"Organization Porn" is a thing now (seriously) and I totally get it. There's something deeply satisfying about symmetry.

Here's The Dance Opera That's Being Filmed Inside A Particle Accelerator

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.09.2015 | Arts

If Neil deGrasse Tyson's version of "Cosmos" hasn't convinced you of the beautiful drama hidden within the scientific community, perhaps this dance op...

Dare to Be 100: Spock/Bortz Symmetry

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Maybe 10 years ago the phone rang, "Dr. Bortz, my name is Mary McCarthy and I am a friend of Dr. Peter Wood. I have recently moved here and so am anxi...

6 Elegant Spaces With Balanced Symmetry

Dering Hall | Posted 11.25.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dering Hall

Adding an identical counterpart, in effect, equalizes an object on one side of a space with the other side. Whether the objects net out in color, size, shape or placement, they have the ability to visually evoke a sense of stability and familiarity.

This Site Will Tell You If You're Pretty Or Not

Barstool Sports | Posted 04.30.2014 | Weird News

They say beauty is all about symmetrical angles and lines and shit right? Well heres your your chance to see how you stack up....

Proof That Wes Anderson Is Absolutely Obsessed With Symmetry

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts

When you think of celebrated auteur Wes Anderson, you likely think of an Instagram filtered palette, a set resembling a dollhouse, a preponderance of ...

What Is the Most Symmetrical Man-Made Thing?

Quora | Posted 06.17.2013 | Science

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Frank Heile, Physicist, Software Engineer, Consciousness Theory The most symmetrical, spheri...

The Source of Indignity

Robert Fuller | Posted 06.12.2013 | Religion
Robert Fuller

What people really want in relationships is dignity, not domination. While it's not hard to understand why people who have suffered oppression might fantasize taking a turn at domination, to actually do so is to over-reach.

Happy Birthday, Emmy Noether

Victor Stenger | Posted 05.21.2013 | Science
Victor Stenger

On March 23, 1882, a girl named Emmy Noether was born in Erlangen, Bavaria. The daughter of a mathematician, she would turn out to be a mathematical genius and make one of the most important contributions to physics in the twentieth century.

Would You Recognize Yourself With A Perfectly Symmetrical Face?

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.10.2012 | Arts

From flowers to architecture, it is oft been said that there is pleasing beauty in symmetrical design. Research has also shown that when it comes t...

Why Are We Symmetrical?

Mario Livio | Posted 10.29.2012 | Science
Mario Livio

If you think of the human body as a collection of some ten thousand trillion trillion molecules, then there are infinitely more ways to combine them into non-symmetrical shapes than into symmetrical ones. Why is it, then, that bilateral symmetry is so common?

The Secret To Science's Success

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.15.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

Modeling has made humans what we are and our success as a species depends on learning to use them wisely.

Two Notions Of Truth: My Sunday School Vs. My Public School

Robert Fuller | Posted 08.31.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

The truth is not necessarily what some authority says it is, but rather what can be proven. But, if so, where did that leave the truths taught in my Sunday School?

The Paradox Of The Honey Bee

Kevin Bermeister | Posted 07.21.2012 | Religion
Kevin Bermeister

Honey is the only kosher product that comes out of a non-kosher producer. So what were Israel's greatest scholars and mystical thinkers trying to convey as to uniquely regard it in Jewish law?

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Is There A Formula For Beauty? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.21.2013 | Science

2012-01-30-Screenshot20120130at8.32.22AM.jpgWhat is beauty? This question has plagued philosophers and artists for millennia. And now, modern scientists think they're close to figuring it out.