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Related reading: Curse of the crystal skulls and other vanishing area puzzles and the missing square puzzle. There are also more math videos in the archives.
via Boing Boing.
Solar Bell, a kite-like wind sculpture made of lighter-than-air materials — carbon fiber tubing and paper-thin solar panels — by Argentinian artist Tomàs Saraceno, in association with the Aerospace Engineering Faculty at TU Delft, The Netherlands.
The design of Solar Bell is based on a model of a modular tetrahedron, or four-sided pyramid, invented by Alexander Graham Bell during his early investigations into manned flight. Bell made important discoveries in the field of aviation and frame construction, and happened upon the strongest geometrical structure in the known cosmos—the octet truss—the same space frame that Buckminster Fuller later followed in his Geodesic dome. Saraceno breathes new life into Bell’s legacy by using the materials and knowledge of our time.
"I have always been passionate about geometry… Geometry is the pattern of creation, the essence of the world around us. Geometry helps me to investigate the possibilities of space."