The Magic of Numbers in Nature
The new geometry in the magic of Fibonacci numbers and how they create the golden ratio of 1:618 is discussed by Arthur Benjamin in a short TED talk. He urges us to learn how to think. It has me wondering why our school systems do not teach this fundamental logic of mathematics.
1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, …to infinity. These are the magic numbers that when added together, (1+1=2, 1+2=3, 2+3=5, 3+5=8, 5+8=13, etc.) create the infinite potential of the Fibonacci Sequence. A rectangle made with it’s length and width measuring any two of these digits, form what is known as the golden rectangle. These can be broken down further into small squares based on the Fibonacci Sequence. Then we can divide each of those squares with an arch. The patterns create the shape of the Fibonacci Spiral, in and of itself.
This may not be as as important as where we find the spiral. It can be found in the seed formation of sunflowers, the skin of a pineapple, a pine cone, the buds of trees, the waves in the tides of the ocean, sand dollars. starfish, flower petals, nautilus shells, the spiral of the galaxies, our own DNA, and pretty well everywhere. These fractals are in the nature of everything, as images of the structure repeats itself to infinity. This is called recursion.
Fractal geometry can be called the mathematical rendering of the concept that everything is one. It is the creative structure that connects all things, both on a minute scale and a grand one. This is the basis of sacred geometry, and is mathematical proof of our infinite potential.
The idea of creating roads to generate electricity through solar power has been brought to life in a project by SolaRoad. They are providing electrical energy using a road surface made of solar panels. This one of a kind road for cyclist was started in 2010 in Amsterdam. Within the six months that the solar road has been open, over 3,000 kWh has been generated, making the 70 meter long road a highly efficient power source. The success of the road has far exceeded the company’s expectations and further expansion is planned.
Color for the Colorblind
Over three hundred million people in the world have some form of color blindness with the vast majority of them being men. In this article a colorblind Dad uses his birthday present of EnChroma glasses to see his children’s eye color for the first time. He is obviously overwhelmed by the life changing experience.
These new glasses correct the red and green spectrum that affects colorblindness and allows for a full spectrum of light to be seen. Certainly, the quality of life for people living with colorblindness will be enhanced by using such a simple solution.
With all the many new innovative ideas and solutions, we can see positive creation is a work daily.
With much light and joy,