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Star Tetrahedron, the Star of David

Reposted from The Awakening Website

In 1959, a Czechoslo­vakian radio engineer, named Karl Drbal, received a patent for a model pyramid that regenerates a dull steel razor blade to its full sharpness. 518 more words

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The Troiacord (El Troiacord) by Miquel de Palol

This review is the culmination of a decade-long obsession. I first encountered the name of Miquel de Palol in a book on contemporary Spanish literature in which there wasn’t a word on… 8,390 more words

Reviews

Trying to be Edgy

Maths and making stuff! I spent some time this weekend folding up the Dodecahedron pictured above. Here is the link for Instructions on how to build your own Origami Dodecahedron. 368 more words

Mathematics

Shape of the Universe

Shape of the Universe

From The Status of Cosmic Topology after Planck Data

In the last decade, the study of the overall shape of the universe, called Cosmic Topology, has become testable by astronomical observations, especially the data from the Cosmic Microwave Background (hereafter CMB) obtained by WMAP and Planck telescopes.

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Cosmology

Platonic Solids and the Golden Ratio

There are five regular polyhedra. These are they: tetrahedron, cube/hexahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron and icosahedron. Here is a short summary in form of a table about the vertices, edges, faces and volumes of these solids: 184 more words

Math

Platonic Living: Maquettes

SCHOOL OF DESIGN DEGREE SHOW: ‘KAPOW’ 2016

Concerned with the intersection between art and design, my work explores a combination of functionality and aesthetic appeal. This installation focuses on the desire to remove art objects from conventional ‘white-walled’ gallery spaces, instead placing them into domestic environments and giving them practical uses. 206 more words

Art