I saw a Nova episode on Fractals last week in which a man had discovered that if you build antennas in a fractal pattern, even a simple one or two iterations, you get much better signal strength across much wider bandwidths. It also doesn't have to take up as much space.That man went on to start a company creating fractal antennae, and his technology is now in all of our cell phones.
On Saturday my friend Ryan was giving us a lesson on Pentagrams and the Golden Ratio, which is a fractal pattern that can be found almost everywhere in nature, sea shells, tree branch patterns. So are the fractal patterns used in antennas and cell phones Golden Ratios? That would be awesome.
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