Geometry Has a New Shape. Meet the ‘Scutoid.’


#TIA – To each his own but the new scutoid shape is no triangle.

“Our world is made up of elegant shapes — there’s the square, the rectangle, the sphere, the prism and many more. But sometimes, these shapes don’t quite fit nature’s game board.

Sometimes, you also need a “scutoid.”

This shape — new to math, not to nature — is the form that a group of cells in the body takes in order to pack tightly and efficiently into the tricky curves of organs, scientists reported in a new paper, published July 27 in the journal Nature Communications.”

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