Uncovering the ‘anternet’: Stanford researchers find insects’ behavior mirrors our own networks


By Jeff Blagdon on The Verge


Anternet (steve jurvetson)

Stanford professors have discovered that ants are so efficient at foraging, the way they determine how hard to look for food closely mirrors one of the main protocols underpinning the web. Had the discovery been made in the 1970s, it could have likely influenced the design of the internet, posited one of the researchers. (more…)