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Why things sync up: Steven Strogatz on TED.com

Posted by: Tedstaff

Mathematician Steven Strogatz shows how flocks of creatures (like birds, fireflies and fish) manage to synchronize and act as a unit — when no one’s giving orders. The powerful tendency extends into the realm of objects, too. (Recorded February 2004 in Monterey, California. Duration: 21:59.)

Watch Steven Strogatz’s talk on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 350+ TEDTalks — including more talks about math.

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Comments (3)

  • Abdalazeeez alAbdalazeeez commented on May 13 2009

    i think its the humen bain who let him think that he is one of the unit so he will start to act like thatlike in wars u find the soldirs attack or defend or even move toghter

    thx

  • Azooz alazoz commented on May 3 2009

    i think its the humen bain who let him think that he is one of the unit so he will start to act like thatlike in wars u find the soldirs attack or defend or even move toghter

    thx

  • Ahmad Tah commented on Apr 15 2009

    i think its the humen bain who let him think that he is one of the unit so he will start to act like that
    like in wars u find the soldirs attack or defend or even move toghter

    thx

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