Friday, 6 December 2013

Little bird in a tree is a master of math

An edible bird perched in the branches of a tree is exploiting a space-filling algorithm to maximize its safety at the same time as the tree exploits that algorithm to distribute its branches, twigs and leaves to grab light.  Though single twigs seem chaotic and random, they are optimized for the bird's defence and the tree's offense.

Hawk defeated by math.

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