julio 27, 2011

Natures hidden prime number code

The cicadas appear periodically but only emerge after a prime number of years. In the case of the brood appearing around Nashville this year, 13 years. The forests have been quiet for 12 years since the last invasion of these mathematical bugs in 1998 and the locals won’t be disturbed by them again until 2024. This choice of a 13-year cycle doesn’t seem too arbitrary. There are another two broods… Leer más »Natures hidden prime number code