Sunday, August 21, 2011

Big Picture Science for 08/22/11 - Swarm in Here... or Is It Just Me?

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Big Picture Science - Swarm in Here... or Is It Just Me?

ENCORE: An ant … can’t … move a rubber tree plant… but the colony can. As a group, ants are an efficient, organized, can-do bunch. And a model for humans trying to manage complex systems.

Find out about the eerie collective intelligence of animals, and how an MIT researcher is hoping to put humans to work collaboratively to solve problems like climate change.

Also … hear how research into flocking behavior helps Hollywood film a herd of stampeding dinosaurs.


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