Basketball Positions, Self-Healing Plastic, IQ Decline
Today you’ll learn about how fruit flies are inspiring new forms of gameplay in basketball, how IQ levels are falling around the country, and a potential solution to difficult-to-recycle plastics!
- “Physics model could optimize basketball player positioning” by Kathy Hovis
- “Fruit flies and electrons: Researchers use physics to predict crowd behavior” by Linda B. Glaser
- “Density-functional fluctuation theory of crowds” by J. Felipe Méndez-Valderrama et al.
- “Researchers build hard, self-healing plastic that can be reshaped and recycled” by Wageningen University
- “Hard plastics can be recycled if they are constructed differently” by Maarten Smulders
- “Historic decline in IQ could stem from poor education, study shows” by Shelby Kearns
- “Looking for Flynn effects in a recent online U.S. adult sample: Examining shifts within the SAPA Project” by Elizabeth M. Dworak et al.
- “Online tests suggest IQ scores in US dropped for the first time in nearly a century” by Bob Yirka
- “IQ Scores In The US Have Recently Dropped For First Time This Century” by Tom Hale
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