Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The universe grows like a giant brain

The study, conducted by a team of scientists led by Dmitry Kryukov, a physicist from the University of California, San Diego, show that some as yet undiscovered, fundamental laws can control the growth of both small and large systems, from the transmission of nerve impulses between brain cells and the growth of social networks and to expanding galaxies.

Scientists have created a computer model in which networks of the smallest possible elements - quanta of space-time - is expanding, including in its history more space and time. They are found in all networks built some commonality for each element of the system to observe a certain balance between the number of its connections to the elements with a small number of compounds and elements that have a huge number of connections. This feature is easy to illustrate the connection of the individual Internet user, comprising a group of highly specialized sites (like for work), and global search engines.

The researchers published their work in the journal Nature "s Scientific Reports.

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