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Snowflake structure is a beautiful classic in natural law-based design

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An ad exec turned his hobby of photographing snowflakes into something of a vocation:

A natural snowflake starts when water freezes into a crystal around a speck of dust. The form builds elaborate spokes as it tumbles through the clouds, collecting water vapor. Different micro environments in the air dictate the final shape in a way physicists are still trying to understand. Komarechka’s photographs have given researchers a look at formations they cannot seem to generate in their own high-tech snowflake-production labs.

Leslie Nemo, “Snowflake structure still mystifies scientists” at Scientific American

Beautiful pix at Scientific American.


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