JILA study finds crowding has big effects on biomolecules
Crowding has notoriously negative effects at large size scales, blamed for everything from human disease and depression to community resource shortages. But relatively little is known about the influence ...
Study reveals a way to improve chances of winning at rock-paper-scissors
Unfolded proteins collapse when exposed to heat and crowded environments
Proteins are important molecules in our body and they fulfil a broad range of functions. For instance as enzymes they help to release energy from food and as muscle proteins they assist with motion. As antibodies they are ...
Strong teams attract crowds for international cricket
The strength of the team—not the promise of a close contest—is the biggest draw to crowds in international cricket, new research has found.
Bottom-up insight into crowd dynamics
Stampedes unfortunately occur on too regular a basis. Previously, physicists developed numerous models of crowd evacuation dynamics. Their analyses focused on disasters such as the yearly Muslim Hajj or of ...
In it together: Research reveals the joy of the crowd
The rush-hour commute or Oxford Street at Christmas are rarely much fun, but for some the experience of a packed crowd can be highly enjoyable, a research project led by University of Sussex psychologist ...
Conservative when crowded? Crowds affect consumer behavior, researcher says
(Phys.org) —Heading to the mall this weekend for some new shoes? Dropping by Home Depot tonight? Or grabbing a burger at the McDonald's drive-through window?
Using bluetooth to track crowds at the Paléo music festival
For her semester project, an EPFL Master's student applied a different approach to tracking the flow of the crowds at the Paléo music festival – using cell phone data and statistics.
Baby giraffe at Buenos Aires zoo a head above the rest
He's just a week old but already stands 1.9 meters (6.2 feet) tall, and the spindly gait of the Buenos Aires zoo's new baby giraffe is a crowd-pleaser.
Team develops artificial cells to study molecular crowding and gene expression
The interior of a living cell is a crowded place, with proteins and other macromolecules packed tightly together. A team of scientists at Carnegie Mellon University has approximated this molecular crowding in an artificial ...
Microryza helps round up dollars for fund-it-yourself science
When two University of Washington graduates launched one of the first crowd funding sites for science, they had to beat the bushes for projects. A year later, so many researchers are beating on Microryza's door that the startup ...
Zombies offer key to understanding how crowds evacuate
Zombies might not be the most obvious candidates to use when researching how crowds evacuate buildings, but they have proved a key factor in a new study into crowd behaviour.
Riots create irrational behaviour
Participants of group riots have since the end of the 1960s been viewed as rational individuals driven by a sense of injustice. But in today's world this is misleading, concludes sociologist and PhD Christian ...
Taking the pulse of the crowd
If everyone in the crowd at a sports event or concert or even the players had wireless heart monitors fitted, commentators and those behind the sound desk could get a real measure of the sense of the collective excitement ...