Monthly Archives: May 2015

Drifting Spaceship Now Visible On Long-Range Scanner

[Note: this image was created using software you can find here.]

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Two of Many Possible Facetings of the Truncated Icosahedron

I made these faceted polyhedra, both facetings of the truncated icosahedron, using Stella 4d, software available here.

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Shatterball

This virtual kinetic structure was created with Stella 4d, software available here.

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Selections from the Second Hundred Stellations of the Rhombicosidodecahedron

This survey began in the last post, with selections from the first hundred stellations of this Archimedean solid. In this survey of the second hundred stellations, the first one I find noteworthy enough for inclusion here is the 102nd stellation. … Continue reading

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Selections from the First Hundred Stellations of the Rhombicosidodecahedron

Since shortly after I learned of their existence, I have found the rhombicosidodecahedron to be the most attractive of the Archimedean solids. That’s a personal aesthetic statement, of course, not a mathematical one. This solid has a long stellation-series. With … Continue reading

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Richard Feynman, on Solving New Problems

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A Cluster of Twenty Great Icosahedra, Excavated from the Faces of a Central Icosahedron, Along with Its Dual

These twenty great icosahedra were excavated from the faces of a central icosahedron, which is concealed in the figure’s center. These excavations exceed the limits of the central icosahedron, resulting in each great icosahedron protruding in a direction opposite that … Continue reading

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