Better power grid synchronization may enable smart grids to self-recover from failures
Research shows reciprocity an important component of prosocial behavior
While exchanging favors with others, humans tend to think in terms of tit-for-tat, an assumption easily extended to other animals. As a result, reciprocity is often viewed as a cognitive feat requiring memory, perhaps even ...
Locata positioning hits ground at New Mexico missile range
MIT researchers devise new means to synchronize a group of robots (w/ Video)
Porn app for Google Internet glasses faces hurdles
The makers of a porn app for Google's Internet-linked eyewear were modifying the software Tuesday in response to a move by the company to keep sex off the new devices.
New structures self-assemble in synchronized dance (w/ video)
With self-assembly guiding the steps and synchronization providing the rhythm, a new class of materials forms dynamic, moving structures in an intricate dance.
Coordination failure: Researchers provide insight into impacts of too much communication
(PhysOrg.com) -- Individuals within a networked system coordinate their activities by communicating to each other information such as their position, speed, or intention. At first glance, it seems that more ...
A delicate balance: New study shows how networks keep themselves in synch
(PhysOrg.com) -- Synchronization is all around us. Think of fireflies flashing together, crickets chirping in unison, neurons firing together and power plants generating electrical currents with the exact same frequency all ...
What causes traffic gridlock?
Everyday life enters a different phase on the Tuesday after Labor Day, the unofficial start of autumn in the United States. As students and employees return from vacation, and vehicles fully flood roadways ...
LA stoplights synchronized but road war endures
It seems the impossible has occurred: The nation's most congested city has become a model for traffic control.
Researchers Find Key 'Conductor' of Nature's Synchronicity
(PhysOrg.com) -- Synchronicity in nature is seen in beating hearts, the flashing of fireflies' lights, the ebb and flow of infectious disease—and the simultaneous rise and fall of populations across vast ...
Understanding behavioral patterns: Why bird flocks move in unison
Animal flocks, be it honeybees, fish, ants or birds, often move in surprising synchronicity and seemingly make unanimous decisions at a moment's notice, a phenomenon which has remained puzzling to many researchers.
Primates too can move in unison
Japanese researchers show for the first time that primates modify their body movements to be in tune with others, just like humans do. Humans unconsciously modify their movements to be in synchrony with their peers. For example, ...
Spontaneous synchronized tapping to an auditory rhythm observed in chimpanzee
A Kyoto University research team has revealed that a chimpanzee spontaneously synchronized her tapping to an auditory rhythm. The results are reported in Scientific Reports, a journal published by Nature ...