Definitions

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  • n. An infinitely connected periodic minimal surface containing no straight lines

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Examples

  • I leave notes on bulletin boards, I leave smart greetings with my "gyroid" a sort of permanent proxy character that sits at my house doorstep.

    April 2005

  • Solid Free Forming techniques are various and many of them can be used to build samples with complex topology, such as the gyroid.

    iMechanica - Comments

  • This post was about the gyroid, which little has to do with foams

    iMechanica - Comments

  • The surface is an offset of the approximation of the minimal surface called gyroid.

    iMechanica - Comments

  • But since my pockets were full of all kinds of miscellaneous crap, Kid Cat couldn't just hand my my gyroid prize, so I had to get it in the mail the next day.

    GayGamer.net

  • When you have accepted, a new menu will open, and you will be able to give him a gyroid to store for you.

    IGN Complete

  • Actually, you can throw items on the ground if you wish but this creates a very untidy appearance and will prevent any other item such as a fossil, gyroid or flower from occupying that space.

    IGN Complete

  • It is at this point that you should speak to him while carrying a gyroid in your Pocket.

    IGN Complete

  • A gyroid named Lloid officiates at a new Auction House where players can sell items via wi-fi.

    IGN Complete

  • A pitfall when planted displays a star-shaped pattern in the ground very similar to that displayed by a fossil or gyroid.

    IGN Complete

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  • "The gyroids are made of chitin, a polymer used in insect exoskeletons, secreted by wing cells that fold naturally into gyroid shape. After cells die and decompose, the chitin shells remain. Light refracts through them, with subtle variations in gyroid shape and proportion producing different hues."

    From Butterfly Wing Colors Come From Space-Age Structures by Brandon Keim, Wired Science, June 14, 2010.

    June 16, 2010