Welcome at the Fractal Institute.
This site is dedicated to research on fractals, chaos and cosmology
A study published in Nature showed that embracing the structure of fractal Fern leaves, is a possible new and better way to store Solar energy. Today, solar energy is stored in battery banks. Researchers are working on using supercapacitors to do the same thing, but the energy density is restricted which limits the storage. By using …
Until recently, scientists couldn’t understand why a broad range of membrane proteins display anomalous diffusion on the cell surface within human cells. Due to several technical, and experimental restrictions, scientists could never visualize this odd behavior off cells. In this new study, scientists were finally able to visualize this process by imaging cortical actin, and by …
Rorschach inkblots (like the ones shown in the picture) have had a striking impact on the worlds of art and science because of the remarkable variety of associations with recognizable and nameable objects they induce. Originally, these inkblots were adopted as a projective psychological tool to probe mental health, but now psychologists and artists have …
Mandelbulb3d is probably the best known and most widespread software to generate 3d fractal images and movies. It has a steep learning curve but with the help of our tutorials even beginners will get nice results.
To explore the Mandelbrot-Set and other famous 2d-fractals, one of the fastest Mandelbrot-renderer for the deepest still images and zoom movies.
JWildfire is a free software best known for it’s awesome flame-fractal generator.
Buddhabrot Mag uses a special technique to display the Mandelbrot-Set. Renders don’t show the Set itself but the trajectories of random numbers
rted into z->z²+c