Friday, November 11, 2011


Nature wants to be "hyperbolic" - to have negative curvature to withstand great depth -
Scientists plumbing the depth of the Mariana Trench - the deepest part of the ocean on the planet - have identified gigantic amoebas lurking miles and miles beneath the waters.
The creatures are called xenophyophores, and scientists from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at UC San Diego spotted them in the cold, crushing depths 6.6 miles beneath the white caps.
(Discovery News)

Tumultous ocean is quite different from this beautiful mirror symmetry last Sunday at Walden Pond
A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature.
It is Earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures
the depth of his own nature. - Thoreau

from the chapter "The Ponds" in Walden


1 comment:

  1. This is brilliant!

    (from a crocheting Maths student)