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Pandemic Update for 2021-06-30: Spikevax — 2 Comments

  1. Truly amazing. How do the birds manage not to collide as they go through those fantastic gyrations? Does someone explain that? It’s stunning.

    • Hi Jim. Yes, it is known how all the birds avoid each other. What we are witnessing is a mass event, but the explanation is all quite localized. Every bird is aware of its neighbors and avoids them by some relatively simple algorithm. You can make computer simulations (here is one) that result in murmuration-style displays and the rules for collision avoidance are dead simple.

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