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2012-03-24 04:03:57

On its own, an ant is not particularly clever. But in a community, the insects can solve complicated tasks.

2011-03-10 15:14:17

In mathematics, you need at most only four different colors to produce a map in which no two adjacent regions have the same color.

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2009-09-26 09:48:15

In the never-ending battle to protect computer networks from intruders, security experts are deploying a new defense modeled after one of nature’s hardiest creatures — the ant.

2009-09-25 14:43:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept .25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the never-ending battle to protect computer networks from intruders, security experts are deploying a new defense modeled after one of nature's hardiest creatures -- the ant. Unlike traditional security devices, which are static, these "digital ants" wander through computer networks looking for threats, such as "computer worms" -- self-replicating programs designed to steal information or facilitate unauthorized use of machines.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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