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The Crazy Physics of Starling Flight

posted by Jason Boyett

Sorry for the paucity of posts this week and last. I’ve been knee-deep in my next book and am facing a self-imposed deadline.

In the meantime, check out this video of a flock of starlings. The physics of bird behavior in flocks is absolutely fascinating, and I can’t begin to explain or comprehend it. It’s well nigh something miraculous, in my opinion. But it’s awesome to watch, and this is an excellent video of it. Watch it with your kids.

If you’ve got the wherewithal to try to explain it, this Wired article will help. Good luck.

[HT: The Kid Should See This]



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Tor Constantino, MBA

posted November 21, 2011 at 2:27 pm


Jason,
That is incredible – oddly, a similar phenomena occurs with schools of fish.



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