Spontaneous recovery in dynamical networks

@article{Majdandzic2014SpontaneousRI,
  title={Spontaneous recovery in dynamical networks},
  author={Antonio Majdandzic and Boris Podobnik and Sergey V. Buldyrev and Dror Y. Kenett and Shlomo Havlin and Harry Eugene Stanley},
  journal={Nature Physics},
  year={2014},
  volume={10},
  pages={34-38}
}
Networks that fail can sometimes recover spontaneously—think of traffic jams suddenly easing or people waking from a coma. A model for such recoveries reveals spontaneous ‘phase flipping’ between high-activity and low-activity modes, in analogy with first-order phase transitions near a critical point. 

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