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Fleets of Microscopic Sailboats Propelled by Light Could Help Researchers Discover a Unified Theory of Flocking Behaviour

14th November 2012

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The plan is to use the sailboats to tease apart the fundamental properties of flocking. For that, Búzás and co will need to increase the density of sailboats to see how their mutual interactions influence flocking.

Maybe so. On the other hand, I’m thinking a lot of little self-propelled containers of C4, each with an IFF transponder to keep it from blowing up the wrong vessel.

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