Ants and traffic jams

by Gene on Dec. 02nd, 2007

Once termites are finished solving our fuel problems, ants can help us with traffic. Iain Couzin, a mathematical biologist at Princeton and Oxford, studies army ants in Panama, trying to deduce the simple rules that allow millions of individuals to move smoothly and efficiently. He hopes these rules may someday be used to alleviate traffic congestion for humans.

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can give us more information

posted on Fri, 05/16/2008 - 8:30am

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