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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.
Classic literature has touted the work ethic of ants. Now, researchers have discovered that the creatures' group processing skills when it comes to foraging for food would put the most complex online search engines to shame.
Ants are capable of complex problem-solving strategies that could be widely applied as optimization techniques.
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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.
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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).
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).
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology explain that fire ants can link their bodies together, forming waterproof rafts that behave much like an active material capable of changing state from a solid to a liquid.
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.
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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