What’s a fractal?
Just one of the main building blocks of the universe. Known as ‘God’s thumbprint,’ these simple math formulas reveal the intricate recursive patterns found within nature, yet still remain one of science’s best-kept secrets. Follow along as we explore the contours, curiosities and creator of this beautiful wonder of the computer age.
"A fractal is a way of seeing infinity." —Benoit B. Mandelbrot
Meet The Fellows
“We’re trying to change the world through better polymer chemistry but we’re also trying to communicate what we’re doing in a way that people can understand.”
Introducing the Chuck Norris of nanoparticles – the Ninja Polymer. They kill drug resistant bacteria in an entirely new way – quickly, silently, and for good.
They might look funny, but superbugs are nothing to laugh at. They’re drug resistant bacteria. And they’re getting stronger. See how IBM Research is fighting back.
That’s MRSA. He’s one mean superbug – lurking everywhere and spreading fast. And IBM Researchers are working on a new way to fight him.
Antibiotics. Why are they getting less effective against some of the nastiest bugs? Find out, and learn how we’re fighting back.
Bow down, bully bacteria. This new antimicrobial polymer innovation can slice through the protective cell walls of resistant super bacteria easier than a samurai sword in a sushi bar. See the newly awarded US Patent No. 8,361,495.
The Ninja Polymer, star of “Ninjas vs Superbugs” is ready for his close up. Watch the flick to see just what a Ninja is, and how it could make superbugs a thing of the past
Ninja polymers are taking over IBMblr this week. If you’re asking yourself, “Ninja WHAT?” then stay tuned to learn all about these new nanoscaled polymers — now being developed in IBM’slabs — that might just be the key to killing superbugs like MRSA for good.