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October 24 2012

Secret of the intricate pattern of cauliflowers unlocked and described with maths


Scientists have unlocked the secrets behind the intricate pattern on cauliflowers.

In a new study, researchers have discovered a mathematical formula to describe the processes that dictate how cauliflower-like patterns - a type of fractal pattern - form and develop.

The term fractal describes a pattern that, when you take a small part of it, looks similar, although perhaps not identical, to its full structure.

For example, the leaf of a fern tree resembles the full plant and a river's tributary resembles the shape of the river itself.

Nature is full of fractal patterns; they can be seen in clouds, lightning bolts, crystals, snowflakes, mountains, and blood vessels.

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