Traffic nature

Rolf Coppens
April 3rd 2008

Japanese scientists made people drive in circles to find out how traffic jams get born.

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Posted 03/04/2008 – 21:54

Funny the commentary voice talks of cars as autonome entities (robots?), while they are driven by people of course. The reason why traffic–jams appear seems obvious to me: not all human beings seem to be able to control a machine with constant speed. Nor are they capable of overseeing the situation, let alone adjusting to it adequately. Nice visualization though!
Posted 03/04/2008 – 21:28

Sure this is science? Looks like a piece of art..
'the circle of life'

Should men be able to give birth to children?

Joyce Nabuurs: To me this question seems to be a logical next step in the emancipation movement of the past century. More and more women entered the workspace, but the responsibility for pregnancy and childrearing remained female.

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