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Romanesco broccoli, MRI by markdow Romanesco broccoli, MRI by markdow
False colored axial slices of MR images of Romanesco broccoli. Roughly a map of water content, with magenta/green coding for high/low density.

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Hop41 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Sort of an A Square's view of a cauliflower passing through his plane world. Pretty neat!
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markdow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Not long before A Square wrote Flatland, Weierstrass showed (1872) that there were continuous functions that were non-differentiable everywhere.
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So it's not a stretch that he could have imagined such a cauliflower, a 2D surface with similar properties. But maybe it was too wretched to even contemplate such a shape.
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