Chaos = Order

According to a computational study conducted by a group of physicists at Washington University in St. Louis, one may create order by introducing disorder. While working on their model — a network of interconnected pendulums, or “oscillators” — the researchers noticed that when driven by ordered forces the various pendulums behaved chaotically and swung out of sync like a group of intoxicated synchronized swimmers. This was unexpected — shouldn’t synchronized forces yield synchronized pendulums?

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