It's Friday. Yes, I know I missed it last week. But it's time for a new Science Friday video.

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This week,
"The latest on the bug beat: To survive floods, fire ants band together to form a raft. They can sail for weeks. But how does the raft stay afloat? Researchers report the answer in PNAS this week. Plus, engineers at Tufts are looking to the caterpillar for inspiration for soft-bodied robots. The problem is that squishy bodies make it difficult to move quickly--but some caterpillars have developed a workaround."

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Steve Ackerman's picture

Fascinating ant raft.

posted on Fri, 04/29/2011 - 7:40pm
OMG Facts Online's picture

Did you know Ants are used to stitch cuts?? Read more at the link here: http://www.omgfactsonline.com/ants-stitch-cut/

posted on Wed, 08/10/2011 - 2:19pm

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