Monthly Archives: April 2014

A Rainbow Dodecahedron, Made of Hexagons

Software credit: see http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php to try or buy the software I used to make this. It’s called Stella 4d.

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On the Varieties of Water

As many people know, there is more than one type of water. For example, the term “heavy water” often refers specifically to D2O, with “semi-heavy water” referring to DOH. Add tritium to the mix, and the new combinations possible — all … Continue reading

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Three-Color Tessellation Using Biconcave Octagons

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Three-Color Tessellation: A Modification of the Tiling of the Plane with Regular Hexagons

In each case, modifications along hexagon-edges were made using equilateral triangles. Every segment in this tessellation has equal length, also, which required trisection of the original hexagons’ sides.

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Pentagonal Mandala III

I suspect that this could be continued outward indefinitely, as a radial and aperiodic tessellation, using only the four polygons you see, repeatedly, here. However, I have no proof of this.

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Pentagonal Mandala II

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Octagons Can Tile a Plane

This tessellation is made entirely of octagons. Half of them are regular, while the other half are equilateral and tetraconcave.

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