I got this idea that I'm trying to generate, it is kind of an art-concept, but learning math is a slow process so I thought before I'm old and toothless that I 'd asked it over here at you modern-day wizards.
Here it is:
Particles are rotating elements in the shape of an (8)-ball, and when emitted they form a linear formation where every particle rotates in the same direction as the on in front and behind, and each particle sleep-streams (drafting) behind each other and forming a wave, this waves could flip-over and transform into a closed circular string; a spinning (8) where every particles back and front still rotates synchrony with the one in front and the one behind. Because of this formation of an (8) the wave gets wind up and generates an energy boost. This new 3 dimensional sphere creates a new rotating energy field and is thus a new particle, that can start to form a new linear wave, that also flip's-over and forming a new spinning (8) ...
I have the concept worked out a bit better on my blog although it's still kinda rough, pls have: http://800millionparticles.blogspot.com
For scientist this is a typical crackpot idea put from an artist point of view it could be kinda cool, I'm really curious if it would work. I was thinking of generating it in Blender, because their SimPhysics Branch, uses the Lattice-Boltzman-Method (LBM) and might make it possible. But today I discovered "the electrip sheep" project so I just had to ask straight away.
Anyhow from the looks of the stuff that you guys mathematically generate, it should be a "quickie" to create an algorithm for such a simple idea :p
Hope to get some feedback even if you think it's bogus.