Cliodynamics – Numbers that predict revolutions

Interesting article in NEW SCIENTIST looking at Cliodynamics – mathematical modelling of social events that looks for patterns from which to make predictions of the future. Reminds me of the  section in the film Choice Point that talks about understanding patterns http://www.choicepointmovement.com/Members/Movie             Advertisements

Tibetan singing bowls and WAVE PATTERNS

Interesting article in BBC news today: Tibetan singing bowls give up their chaotic secrets By Jason Palmer http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13972556 Ceremonial Tibetan “singing bowls” are beginning to give up their secrets.   The water-filled bowls, when rubbed with a leather-wrapped mallet, exhibit a lively dance of water droplets as they emit a haunting sound.   Now slow-motion video […]

‘Fractalist’ Benoît Mandelbrot dies

We are NES are fascinated by the Fractal nature of the Universe. As a tribute to Mandelbrot, who died last week, take a look at this article posted in the NewScientist: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2010/10/fractalist-benoit-mandelbrot-d.html And also the interview on the excellent TED website: http://www.ted.com/talks/benoit_mandelbrot_fractals_the_art_of_roughness.html Benoît Mandelbrot, who died a month shy of his 86th birthday on Thursday, […]