Musical Coordination in a Large Group Without Plans or Leaders

An experiment looked at whether harmony, in its many meanings, might emerge from a tossing together of musicians. This study tells what happened: “Musical Coordination in a Large Group Without Plans Nor Leaders,” Louise Goupil, Pierre Saint-Germier, Gaëlle Rouvier, Diemo Schwarz, and Clément Canonne, Scientific Reports, vol. 10, no. 20377, 2020. (Thanks to Tony Tweedale […]

Ambitious railway plans

Who does not love an ambitious railway plan? The Guardian reports about a report about Chinese “plans to build a high-speed railway line to the US: The proposed line would begin in north-east China and run up through Siberia, pass through a tunnel underneath the Pacific Ocean then cut through Alaska and Canada to reach […]

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