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frozen red fire ant raft
2014-06-13 05:22:15

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Solenopsis invicta - the destroyer of picnics and bane of exposed limbs everywhere - is better known by its common name, the red fire ant. Aside from S. invicta's propensity to swarm and attack, it turns out this insect is also one of the more talented engineers in the animal kingdom. Never is this more true than when the colony, threatened by flooding from rain, a sprinkler or a borderline psychopathic child armed only with a cup of...

ants beat google
2014-05-28 05:02:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Classic literature has touted the work ethic of ants and scientists have determined that they have the largest brains of any insect. Now, researchers have also discovered that the creatures' group processing skills when it comes to foraging for food would put the most complex online search engines to shame. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of German and Chinese scientists explain that the...

2014-05-27 11:44:07

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Ants are capable of complex problem-solving strategies that could be widely applied as optimization techniques. An individual ant searching for food walks in random ways, biologists found. Yet the collective foraging behavior of ants goes well beyond that, as a mathematical study to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals: The animal movements at a certain point change from chaos to order. This happens...

2014-05-13 08:38:40

Aggressively eliminates the complexity associated with legacy storage, radically simplifies access to data when and where it is needed AUSTIN, Texas, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caringo® today introduced a comprehensive approach to unified storage software, Caringo Swarm7, that leverages emergent behavior where all nodes follow simple rules to automatically manage complexity as the solution grows while supporting all major cloud, file and storage protocols for instant access and analysis....

Simplicity Is Key To Co-operative Robots
2014-04-17 13:24:01

[ Watch The Video: Robots Working Together Without Memory Or Processing Power ] University of Sheffield A way of making hundreds - or even thousands - of tiny robots cluster to carry out tasks without using any memory or processing power has been developed by engineers at the University of Sheffield, UK. The team, working in the Sheffield Centre for Robotics (SCentRo), in the University's Faculty of Engineering, has programmed extremely simple robots that are able to form a...

2014-03-07 23:24:00

Swarm Mobile® announces partnership with Retail Pro International (RPI) to bring powerful insights to Retail Pro® users with customer traffic and store operations data available anywhere from a single dashboard. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Retail Pro International (RPI), a global retail software leader, today announced a strategic partnership with Swarm Mobile®, a leading analytics and consumer engagement company. The partnership brings the powerful Swarm...

honey bee with sensor
2014-01-21 04:13:19

[ Watch the Video: What's The New Buzz On Saving Honeybees? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are teaming up to fit tiny sensors onto honey bees in Australia to monitor the insects and understand the drivers behind Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Honeybees across the world are facing CCD, threatening populations and causing concern among scientists. A team at CSIRO is leading the research initiative to try and learn more about CCD, as well as monitor...

How Did The Desert Locust Lose Its Memory?
2014-01-14 10:59:40

Ciência Viva The desert locust (a type of grasshopper), much like Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde, goes from being an innocuous solitary-living individual to become a voracious gregarious animal that destroys everything on its path (and back). These two very different “personas” are remarkable adaptations of a single genome to distinct environments. But apparently, this flexibility is even more impressive says Patricio Simōes, Jeremy Niven and Swidbert Ott from the Champalimaud Neuroscience...

Amazing Viscoelasticity Observed In Structures Comprised Of Fire Ants
2013-11-27 08:55:06

[ Watch the Video: Fire Ants Being Smashed by Petri Dish ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Fire ants are capable of joining together to form a waterproof structure capable of bouncing back to its original shape when stretched or compressed, according to research presented Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society's (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD). Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology explain that these ants can...

Research Into Desert Locusts Discovers How Your Environment Shapes Your Thinking
2013-11-21 13:12:19

University of Leicester A team of scientists has shown how the environment shapes learning and memory by training locusts like Pavlov's dog to associate different smells with reward or punishment. Desert locusts are notorious for their devastating swarms. However, they do not always live in swarms — they switch between a lone living 'solitary phase' and a swarming 'gregarious' phase. The two phases differ profoundly in looks, behavior and in their life style. The new research from...


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Red Locust, Nomadacris septemfasciata
2013-07-10 15:41:21

The red locust (Nomadacris septemfasciata) is a species of grasshopper that is native to Sub-Saharan Africa, where it prefers to swarm moist areas like seasonal floodplains. It can be found in areas with grain, its main food source, and areas with some tree cover. Adults are typically brownish-tan in color and can reach an average body length between 2.4 and 3.3 inches depending upon the sex, with females growing larger. Young individuals of this species can vary in color depending upon which...

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