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New research shows that when presented with a barrier, ants don’t just turn around and follow the scent back the way they came. Instead, they perform an advanced search:  Read more

Neato. For some reason I knew that 32,768 was a power of 2. Maybe it's the doubling game or something. Doesn't that basically mean that the ants faced a maze with passageways that only had two forks at once, never more? tragic mishap
of related note, Design based on Bombardier beetle wins award for outstanding innovation (Andy McIntosh was on the team) Beetle defence inspires University of Leeds research Excerpt: The deadly defence system of a tiny African beetle has inspired award-winning research into a new generation of technology. The 2cm (0.8in) long Bombardier beetle defends itself with toxic steam which it can blast up to 20cm (8in). http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-11959381 quote: To what does McIntosh owe his award-winning success? “Nobody had studied the beetle from a physics and engineering perspective as we did, and we didn’t appreciate how much we would learn from it.” http://www.creationsafaris.com/crev201012.htm#20101215a bornagain77

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