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Stanford Biologist and Computer Scientist Discover the 'anternet'


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Harvester ants 'anternet'

Harvester ants.

Credit: Steve Jurvetson

On the surface, ants and the Internet don't seem to have much in common. But two Stanford researchers have discovered that a species of harvester ants determine how many foragers to send out of the nest in much the same way that Internet protocols discover how much bandwidth is available for the transfer of data.

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