Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Swirling Worlds & Starry Starry Nights
Happy birthday to all!
just a coincidence, today I see this remarkable video:
It should be 'played' with "Vincent" in the background
Subject: Swirling World of Water
I just finished constructed a geometric dodeca-icosahedral model of earths' (idealized) continents and ocean flows yesterday, and now I see this fascinating video today:
2nd update: Science news Apr. 7 article: ocean currents in 2008 around antarctica changed slightly causing slight speeding of earth's spin, as if it were geared.
http://www.sciencenewsdigital.org/sciencenews/20120407?pg=6#pg6 (see "How Bizarre" section and click to enlarge)
Note huge size of emerged Sunda during ice age (light blue tone): http://www.sciencenews.org/view/interest/id/2362/topic/Earth
Early Tectonics: http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/339797/title/Stop-and-go_plate_tectonics
What a rock we live on!
update: Compare these rep-tiles (self-replicating tilings in 2 or more dimensions)
Consider their potential use in the Fuller Jitterbug transformation:
Jain explanation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6O6NLaHcb0
Long video explanation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J19eV7Z1x3M
at 11:19 AM