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Beauty and the Maths • mathmajik: The Prime Number Spiral was allegedly discovered by physicist Stanislaw Ulam while doodling during a boring physics talk. When the natural numbers are arranged in a spiral on a grid, and the prime numbers are highlighted, an interesting pattern emerges: diagonal lines appear. The effect seems sufficiently obvious to preclude any sort of optical illusion, but thus far there is no explanation for the effect

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John Edmark is a master of mathematical spinning sculpture. You may remember his 'Fibonacci Zoetrope' sculptures we previously covered that become animated when spun at just the right speed. Also in his portfolio are these more rudimentary laser-cut sculptures, that are both amazing toys and works of art. Some of these are made with stop motion, others spun by hand, and others appear to have a motor. The common thread is that they are all clever illusions presented in a playful way. Watch ...