Paper folding and cutting

A five-pointed star with dotted fold line (c) FuzzypegCC0 A few weeks ago I was cutting out some photocopy diagrams and pictures for my project. After a while, I got annoyed because it was so … [Read more...]

Is the Nautilus shell spiral actually a golden spiral?

Fibonacci spiral 34 (c) DicklyonCC0 While I was cleaning my room I saw my abandoned snail toy decoration at the corner of my desk. Then the shell spiral draws my attention because it seems like the … [Read more...]

The Origins and Uses of Pi

By Xavier Lam Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to it's diameter. No matter the size of the circle this ratio will always stay the same. The special characteristic of pi is that it is an … [Read more...]

Is snowflake a fractal?

Snowflake macro photography 1 (c) Alexey Kljatov (CC BY-SA 4.0) Since the start of January, I have expected snow to come because the first snow is usually around this time period. However, it is … [Read more...]

Affine Ciphers in Java

In the January 15th session of Future Science Leaders, we learned about affine ciphers. Affine ciphers are a simple example of encryption that can be easily deciphered by computers. Affine … [Read more...]