Modeling Murmuration - Smarter Every Day 234


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    1. Sidi Mohamed Lehbib

      God's great

    2. Victoria Eads

      Starlings form murmurations during migration. They roost without nests during that time. In summer, though, the adults will nest and raise one or two rounds of nestlings. During that season they will often nest near other starlings, but in much smaller colonies than the migration murmuration. We had a family nest in the corner of our roof last summer. The funniest part of that was our peafowl. One of our young peacocks was very curious about the nest, and he would occasionally poke his head into the area where they were nesting. Momma starling DID NOT APPROVE 😂 Watching a little starling tell off a peacock easily 100xs her size, and watching him sheepishly back off, was PRICELESS!💜💜💜😂

    3. Victoria Eads

      Mmmmmmm murmuration.....

    4. Ruben Verheij

      . (12:50) How [ an anarchist ] civilization can work

    5. Maiar Ahmed

      Great video, but It's not just math, it's God 😉

    6. Satya Chandrark

      But why do they follow those 3 rules specifically ?

    7. Aayan Pratim Deb

      Just for the thumbnail

    8. Jefferson Maahs

      So fish in a school works the same way right???

    9. DAM 4216-8

      b I r b .

    10. Aaron Seet

      Where's the line of code to execute the WeAreTiredCanWeReturnToTheTreeToRest() function?

    11. Aaron Seet

      Next episode: How Do Hornets Work? "I love how they all buzz around me in unison when I approach their nest!"

    12. Milkyway808 Stars

      How the birds work? IS IT THE SAME LIKE THE FISH? When they swimming..

    13. South Seoul

      what coding launguage do you use?

    14. Kim Janssen

      Bird to other bird: The trick is to fly into the center but avoid hitting other birds

    15. Will Vogt

      Destin my friend from high school! And I love what you do and will always love Wheeler Wildlife Refuge.


      Ohhhhhhhh thats totally the logical parameters bugs follow when they swarm

    17. Jonte on game

      look son flying math

    18. Åshwin kc

      These are just birds partying after a long day

    19. Craig McVeigh


    20. WMAaS

      Those birds are just hitting the gym ...

    21. info menarik

      Welcome to my channel 2

    22. Theophilus Jedediah

      My pop had a ‘whooping stick’ but I never saw a crane whoop someone!

    23. Bettermetal830

      This is proof that birds are robots.

      1. David Davids

        so many idiotCHILDREN, here

    24. Ronnie SWH

      Wish I had the kind of friends you do

    25. Jon Doe

      Why does it seem like sound is also a key factor into how these birds operate? I mean they start off in clumps and merge into a mass and sometimes disperse. That may have to do a number of things but could it be due to sounds as well? Could that be why they clump together?

    26. Matthew Stout

      I think that's called a murmuration isn't it?

    27. Mark Demell

      Man will never figure out the creators creation ,we can try though.

      1. darkisatari

        As Proverbs 25 says, “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings [man] is to search it out.” So I think we can and are even expected to figure out more and more about the created world. Of course, the more we learn the more we realize is out there yet unlearned.

    28. abdou palirmo

      subhan allah ❤️

    29. Богдан Благовирний

      The optimal stitch posteriorly occur because repair pathophysiologically scold for a hypnotic mandolin. craven, fast thermometer

    30. Kevin Button

      My question is what kind of batteries does the government use in birds asking for a friend

      1. David Davids

        so many IDIOTS

    31. Doggo uwu

      bruh we all know birds arent real /s

    32. Allan Rashid

      Spot the beard growth

    33. Lee Townsend

      Something I’ve noticed recently is that when you drive past a cow pasture you’ll notice that all of the cows are facing or pointing in the same direction. Even when they are still they are all looking the same way

    34. ✪ KnZ

      god is just playing dota and birds is meepo.

    35. Zen

      Wrong. They’re controlled by the super surveillance hub at the NSA.

    36. Je Studios

      Wait, i never seen this video before aaah.. new thumbnail!

    37. biltongeater smith

      You are now very boring my friend adios

    38. Jonas Ens

      Ben Eater has Akro Mils storage cabinets.

    39. BrannDailor

      man, that must be like at least 10 birds. crazy

    40. Jesse Sanders

      Could I say that the birds make decisions and we can model them with math?

    41. developer nine

      It isn't they are making decisions *based* on math, it is that Math does in fact model what we see in nature. The reason math models what we do see things, and our brains work to generalize things. We do this all the time. Which is why we find models that describe what we see. What is amazing is that *our* design ... how we are built ... works to find these models all the time. When you see things like boids algorithm, or F=m*a ... or E=mc^2 ... we find the math model that works for the system. Why that is so neat to me is that it shows "we are fearfully and wonderfully made."

    42. Blood moon

      That is the single loudest keyboard i have ever heard

    43. Rummzeiss

      idk how birds work but I know they work for the government

      1. David Davids

        yes, and we know, you are an idiotCHILD

    44. mehr preet

      They've collective consciousness like ants

    45. Dice Blue

      this is the best video you've made and it wasn't recommended to me or shown to me and I've subscribed and belled. Tragic. also, if this was in the UK you would have been arrested for not having a bird watching loicense.

    46. Hairysteed

      9:30 Stewie Griffin: "WhHHooping crane"


      Intelligent people.....usually have great souls...(besides those who don’t lol)

    48. Amanda Vassiliadis

      Reminds me of galaxies colliding

      1. David Davids

        reminds me of a toilet flushing B F D

    49. Trevor Matthews

      Add a predator trying to single out one bird and it makes sense. Fish are masters at this. Actually my own theory about people is sort of similar. Imagine a rumour starts and it does the rounds on social media but no one is quite sure if it is true. You’ll get people clumping together, particularly with like minded souls. If you could model a rumour on social media, picking up extra bits of info at the boundary edges, then one group swoops near another group view and a new kind of shape emerges going in a new vector.

    50. Joseph Watts

      Would be cool to attach a transponder to one of them

    51. Chris Holloman

      "This video is about boids...BOIDS, I tellya! BOIDS! " - Elmer Fudd :D

    52. Heika

      I thought of a way to increase the realism of the boids algorithm in 2 dimensions. You could replicate the z-dimension by using a variable that changes the area/size of each individual "bird", such that they want to match the size/area of the birds in its visual field. Then you could replicate the change of the birds profile that you see when birds fly towards/away from you, compared to when they fly up/down and side-to-side.

    53. Hanyang Lee

      When I was a child, I was taught that birds are free. Now I was told, birds make decisions by math. So, question is, is free will really a thing?

    54. therealxunil2

      99% of birds are lazy sobs who don't even have jobs. They don't work at all.

    55. gurka321

      And l was wondering about this very same thing, this past week. As Spock would say, "Fascinating"

    56. Dawson J

      Hi Dustin, I was wondering if you would consider doing a video about the mechanics of Evolution, would be really interested in seeing a video from you about that! Thanks for all your work! Dawson

    57. Jay Sims

      Mermaration? Excuse the spelling.

    58. Ron Simpson

      I am writing a science fiction book using this principle for drone fighters in space. This is what I discovered. First, why do they flock? Small birds and fish avoid predators. The larger birds don't flock the same way, not just because they are larger and their flight characteristics are different, but because they are not avoiding predators. Because there are so many variables, it seems completely random, but there are patterns to it, if you look close enough. First a unit moves in the same direction as their neighbors. Second, they remain close to their neighbors and third, avoid collisions with their neighbors. Modify that model using concentric zones for alignment, attraction and repulsion and you get an even better model.

    59. Christ On A Mtb

      A few British blokes looking forward to this

    60. Drion_086

      I never thought to see ben and you together in one video! It's awesome!

    61. xXBoSS_rhynoXx

      I mean I dont the birds make their decisions based on math I understand what your saying. The decisions they are making look similar to the algorithm

    62. xblackdog

      Further proof that birds aren't real.

      1. David Davids

        @xblackdog really???? all you boys are CRACKED. i know funny, and these stoopid 'bird' comments are NOT.!!!! they are, at best, juvenile stoopidness.

      2. xblackdog

        @David Davids bold words from a bird believer.

      3. David Davids

        further proof that you, and So many others, are IDIOTS!!!!!!

    63. Victor Caballero

      That’s why I believe in Jesus, the creator, an ALL KNOWING GOD.

    64. Harry f Hawk jr

      Is there a single bird calling the shots or is it just follow the leader.

    65. ArchetypeGotoh

      Is BirdFlocking the same as FishSchooling, except in a different fluid?

    66. Helmut Zollner

      It's not so cool if they fly overhead and drop their ballast on you. Pretty disgusting. I guess you had a good position on the side.

    67. Caleb Z

      Birds aren't real, they're government surveillance drones.

    68. Haile Fry

      When he says pick a bird and watch it, my bird went out of frame 😂😂😂

    69. iLight

      "It's just math" Calculating the outcome of something based on its momentum and other stuff just like Laplace's Demon

    70. Joe Yummiestanimal

      Well first you put in the batteries.

    71. Bookfoil 14

      you should come to Pennsylvania to see the snow geese

    72. RobertusMaximus

      if you look at gnus in Africa it looks like the algorithm works on the ground to

    73. The Novus Center

      It was so awesome watching Ben Eater compute the Boids Algorithm and see how that is actually how the birds flew. We have always wondered why and how birds flew in a flock in a circular pattern, and now we know that "each bird is making decisions based on math"! 🦅

    74. Randomdantheman

      This episode feels unfinished

    75. Simon U

      5:35: to say the birds are attracted to each other is not quite precise. As I understand it, they are attracted towards their collective center of mass, while being repelled by one another in close proximity. yes I am fun at parties. Why do you ask?

    76. Anshul Plays

      11:00 the little one saying 5 was so cute😂

    77. T.W. King

      As much as I love learning new things everyday your genuine enthusiasm in every video makes me so darn happy. Even if I'm not in the mood to learn something you bring me in. I love it. You are an amazing teacher. Thank you for what you do and thank you for sharing your joy with the rest of us.

    78. I dont wanna use my name

      ima make a channel called dumber everyday

    79. Scott Olesen

      "Areas of low bird density" :D From now on when I see clear sky I'll try to say, that I observe very low bird density :D

    80. Gerard Janssen

      In a mathematical equation To follow a motion, it isn't too difficult to formulate that. The tricky part would be to know what exactly influences each bird. A few things come to mind, do they start off that way by instinct, like confusing a predator. What other factors are there? Following the others? Air flow from other birds? Distance between each other? Keeping a velocity and by what means , actual speed relative to ground or air? Keeping close as a group? You would have to be the bird to know and feel what he does. Very interesting indeed.

    81. Brian Pinkston

      anyone else pause on that code? no? just me? lol

    82. Jeff Dahl


    83. stephen kierein

      Hey, Destin! I hit you up on Facebook messenger via the smarter every day page. Ive noticed something peculiar happening with a hole in a hose. Its doing this weird thing where it wraps around the circumstance of the hose in a laminar type flow. I thought you might be able to help me math it out to see whats going on here. I sent you some videos through Facebook, and I have uploaded a video of it on here too. Its the only video ive ever uploaded, so finding it should be easy. If anyone at all can help me figure this out via comments here or on my video, I would greatly appreciate it! Lets get smarter every day!

    84. Goku 4

      There's a thing about birds that's most interesting other than flying, and that's they have their own court like rules , especially crows ,if they found a crow guilty, it'll get attacked just like police works in our system. So,they have a systematic way to make decisions.

    85. Noily


    86. David Jones

      Thank you for making every day things awesome again. Your joyfulness is contagious.

    87. Nolan Yamada

      So basically, more proof that birds are created by the government?

    88. Prateek Parashar

      Ha, Wife: Whatcha did today Destin? Destin: Oh, I was just chasing birds in car. Wife: Ok, so nothing weird, thank god.

    89. Living with MS

      Can’t remember if I said this before... I wonder if a school of fish operates under the same thinking. They move similar as a group.

    90. Aaron Householder

      Sandhill Cranes. Thanks, Nebraska. :-)

    91. Nitin Vyas

      Destin: Let's try to figure out how birds work. A random guy around my area where birds flock around a temple: They're getting married. Me: Getting scratches at level 7 in my brains.

    92. Maxwell Weber

      Birds aren’t real

      1. David Davids

        you're NOT REAL. just an idiotTROLL

    93. Benjamin Curley

      1 view = 1 birb

    94. Nicholas Alt

      2:38 Suck on that, video compression algorithm.

    95. Parth Patel

      Yes, real programmers use Vim ❤️

    96. Bobby Rios

      Destin, If you need a new idea for a video. How to scare 100s of birds (grackles & dove) away from your trees. I've tried flashing lights, bird distress sounds, fake owls. They are very loud & create a big mess. ECC 9:10

    97. Laquan

      look like fish in the sea!

    98. Kim Chi

      I love birds!!!! Thanks for this amazing video.

    99. Daniel Kintigh

      "Man the drug problem in this town is getting really bad, some dude came in our store rambling about birds earlier today"

    100. Ty921

      3:27 @CorridorCrew just used a software that uses that to simulate a flock in a video they just did.