mardi 8 septembre 2009

# SWARM /// Ants, termites, bees, birds, fishes etc.

Here are two articles to introduce the swarm as an intelligent animal group. One is from the National Geographic, it is very complete and tries to see very much the human application (see also the photographs gallery) and the other is from the New York Times and even if it more concise, it proposes those two diagrams which are very important to understand how those colonies of ants and other animals evolves as swarm to create a collective intelligence.

10 commentaires:

nico^p a dit…

thanks

Cuocoli a dit…

Have you seen the amazing work of Bert Hölldobler and Walter Tschinkel on ants colonies ?

This post provides all the links required to digg into their work : http://ionian-enchantment.blogspot.com/2008/01/video-cement-cast-of-entire-ant-colony.html

(Most impressive part here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozkBd2p2piU&feature=fvw)

Léopold Lambert a dit…

As a matter of fact we did publish an article about it about a year ago.
Thanks anyway for your message.

Cuocoli a dit…

Indeed. Sorry, I only searched for "ants" and not for "ant" which leads to the mentioned article. http://boiteaoutils.blogspot.com/2008/10/ant-farm.html by the way.
Great article and subject anyway.

Léopold Lambert a dit…

I know blogspot's search engine sucks !!!

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