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Crochet solves a mathematical mystery!

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posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 01:19 AM
I find this is amazing.

It also opens up questions about how we, especially our scientists, view the world.

Imagine ... A mathematical "impossibility" solved by a wooly hobby!

The Crochet Reef Project was inspired by the technique of hyperbolic crochet originally developed by Dr Daina Taimina, a mathematician at Cornell. In 1997 Dr Taimina discovered how to make models of the geometry known as "hyperbolic space" using the art of crochet. Until that time many mathematicians believed it was impossible to construct physical models of hyperbolic forms


The video on this link below shows how it all works perfectly ... the idea is excellently presented ... watch it and enjoy!

Crochet Coral

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[edit on 19/10/09 by Horza]

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