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VIDEO: Fractals: Hunting the Hidden Dimension

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Fractals: Hunting the Hidden Dimension
Paid | iTunes
Length: 05:01:55
Aired: 10/28/2008

What do movie special effects, the stock market, heart attacks, and the rings of Saturn have in common? They all consist of fractals, irregular repeating shapes that are found in cloud formations and tree limbs, in stalks of broccoli and craggy mountain ranges, and even in the rhythm of the human heart. NOVA takes viewers on a fascinating quest with a group of pioneering mathematicians determined to decipher the rules that govern fractal geometry. Their remarkable findings are deepening our understanding of nature and stimulating a new wave of scientific, medical and artistic innovation stretching from the ecology of the rainforest to fashion design. watch

VIDEO: Hunting the Hidden Dimension

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Hunting the Hidden Dimension
Free | Xfinity
Length: 53:15
Aired: 10/28/2008

A revolutionary new branch of math called fractals has changed the way we see the world and opened up a vast new territory to scientific analysis and understanding. watch

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