Wired Science has an interesting article on the behavior of flocks of starlings, apparently starling flocks behave like flying magnets.
"To achieve their extraordinary coordination, starling flocks in flight behave mathematically like metals becoming magnetized, researchers say.
The same group previously described aspects of starling flocking with equations used to describe avalanches. The birds’ aerial formations don’t just transcend biology, but span multiple physical phenomena."
See the full article here at Wired Science.
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