The makers of Foldit have created something truly remarkable. They have finally harnessed the fervor and ingenuity of the gaming community into something that nearly defies comprehension. Players of the game are able to sequence and break down proteins and other dna, and as a result of this, players have made a massive breakthrough in medical science by determining the molecular structure of an enzyme from an AIDS-like virus. The puzzle had stumped medical researchers for years. Epic Win!!!
3D Mandelbulb, a 3-dimensional analog of the Mandelbrodt set made using a very complex algebra based on spherical coordinates. This image is a rotation of the 8th order variation of the mandelbulb. The details that emerge in the zooms are unreal, and a cross-section reveals mandelbrodt shapes hidden inside