6 Oct 2020
The behavior of living organisms might obey the same mathematical laws as physical phenomena, such as weather and the motion of planets, says new research from the...
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6 Oct 2020
A double pendulum has two parts to it. Even though it starts off swinging predictably, its movement tends to become erratic and difficult to model.
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6 Oct 2020
There are several different routes that a pendulum can take, depending on its velocity.
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27 Mar 2020
Our body’s ability to detect disease, foreign material, and the location of food sources and toxins is all determined by a cocktail of chemicals that surround our cells, as well as our cells’ ability...
Type: News Article
26 Mar 2020
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29 Jan 2019
For the scientists that study animal behavior, even the simplest roundworm poses huge challenges. The movement of squirming worms, flocking birds and walking humans changes from moment to moment, in...
Type: News Article
21 Jan 2019
Researchers from the Biological Physics Theory Unit and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam conducted local linear analyses to reduce the complex posture movements of the nematode worm C. elegans to simpler...
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21 Jan 2019
To the naked eye, the nematode C. elgeans appears to move forward, backward and turn. With a new method of modeling dynamical systems, researchers from the Biological Physics Theory Unit and Vrije...
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28 Mar 2016
Prof Greg Stephens, adjunct professor at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), and...
Type: News Article
12 Mar 2013
Physicists have long searched for universal laws that explain the nature and properties of matter and energy on scales as large as the universe and as small as a proton, but until relatively recently...
Type: News Article
Brains in Sync
12 Mar 2013
Professor Greg Stephens and colleagues at Princeton University showed that when two people talk their brain activity synchronizes for more effective communication. Credit: Lauren Silbert
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