Monday, March 10, 2008

Traffic Wave Theory

I spent several hours over the weekend contemplating the causes of traffic jams. Why? I drove into Chicago on a Friday afternoon. Turns out others have taken this to the next level... William Beaty claims to know how to hack a traffic jam. The New Scientist reports on the first experiment that truly replicates Beaty's "wave theory".

And if you're too lazy to click on the links, at least watch this video:

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