human behavior

SciTech Now Episode 230

In this episode of SciTech Now, how ants and slime might help us understand collective human behavior; founder of Not Impossible Labs Mick Ebeling discusses “technology for the sake of humanity”; behind the scenes of one at the world’s first virtual medical centers; and a robot that has the potential to change the hotel industry.

Can ants and mold slime explain collective human behavior?

For Simon Garnier of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike has become an opportunity to ponder human inefficiency. Garnier is studying ants and slime mold in order to better understand collective human behavior.