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  1. spring-of-mathematics:

    Chaos Theory and Starling Flocks in Nature.

    Chaos theory have many applications in meteorology, sociology, physics, engineering,etc…..Also, Chaotic behavior can also be observed in many natural systems. In a scientific context, the word chaos has a slightly different meaning than it does in its general usage as a state of confusion, lacking any order. Chaos, with reference to chaos theory, refers to an apparent lack of order in a system that nevertheless obeys particular laws or rules. Chaotic behavior can be studied through analysis of a chaotic mathematical model, or through analytical techniques such as recurrence plots and Poincaré maps.

    Starling flocks in Nature: When the starlings changes direction, speed, each of the other birds in the flock responds to the change and they do so nearly simultaneously regardless of the size of the flock.  In essence, information moves across the flock very quickly and with nearly no degradation. The researchers describe it as a high signal-to-noise ratio. The starlings are capable of extraordinary collective responses. These masses of birds move so synchronously, swiftly, and gracefully. (Shared from the article by Andrea Alfano)
    The flock’ s movement is based on evasive maneuvers. There is safety in numbers, so the individual starlings do not scatter, but rather are able to move as an intelligent cloud, fainting away from a diving raptor, thousands of birds changing direction almost simultaneously and move in union. See more at: The incredible science behind starling murmurations by Jaymi Heimbuch & A Darwinian Dance by Grainger Hunt.


    Image & Source: I shared at Fig.1:Logistic map  - Fig.2: Wildlife by Alan MacKenzie Photography - Fig.3: Murmurations.

    Fig.4: Bifurcation diagram of the logistic map. Logistic systems bifurcate as their rates of change increase. - Fig.5: A Darwinian Dance - Fig.6: Starling, United Kingdom by John O Neill. Fig.7: Starling Murmuration by midlander1231 on Flickr.

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  3. hqcreations:

    Potato Cage 2.0 Update!

    It’s been about 3months since we setup the potato cages. The taters are doing pretty well. I could have hilled these up higher, but I ran outta straw. Leaves are lush. No mildew or pests so far. I’m even getting three different types of beautiful potato blossoms: one’s pure white, one’s white with a black eye, and one’s sort of lilacy (even though it’s hard to tell in the photo).  I’m not sure which flowers goes with which kind of potato :-(

    I found out some interesting tidbit about the blossoms. Some varieties never bloom. Some varieties are known to bloom, but may decide to NOT bloom on random years.  No one seems to know why. Some people recommend plucking the blossoms to prevent energy diversion away from  the tubers, but others believe the diverted energy would be so minimal that it really wouldn’t hurt the production volume. I don’t know who to believe, but these flowers are damn pretty so I’m keeping them! Do any of you experience tater growers have some insights?

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  5. bethny-nicolexo:

    MCR as potato’s. 

    Oh my god. So cute!!

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  7. bennydict-cabbagepatch:

yes.

Favorite for reals.

    bennydict-cabbagepatch:

    yes.

    Favorite for reals.

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  9. favorite

    favorite

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  11. portoportocala:

♥
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  14. batwynn:

    So… Potathor happened. 

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  16. frappuccino:

Delicious beauty in repetition.

Sara. Sabrina. Jazmin. Frap-whores.

    frappuccino:

    Delicious beauty in repetition.

    Sara. Sabrina. Jazmin. Frap-whores.

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  18. wesandersonsxmen:

Wolverine and the X-Men #10 + Moonrise Kingdom

    wesandersonsxmen:

    Wolverine and the X-Men #10 + Moonrise Kingdom

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  20. Cash is obsessed with Henry.

    Cash is obsessed with Henry.

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  24. allcreatures:

Picture: Scott Cromwell/Solent News (via Pictures of the day: 25 July 2014 - Telegraph)

    allcreatures:

    Picture: Scott Cromwell/Solent News (via Pictures of the day: 25 July 2014 - Telegraph)

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  26. backwrdblackbrd:

Manifest Destiny
by Lena Viddo

    backwrdblackbrd:

    Manifest Destiny

    by Lena Viddo

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  28. diamonds-reign-across-the-sky:

queentinabelcher:

Alcohol vs marijuana

truth though.

    diamonds-reign-across-the-sky:

    queentinabelcher:

    Alcohol vs marijuana

    truth though.

    (Source: theoreticaldolphin)

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