Ants Can Build an Eiffel Tower (Sort Of)

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Ants as energetic engineers – that's clear from the latest study led by School of Biological Sciences Associate Professor David Hu. The work reveals in great detail how fire ants can build Eiffel Tower-like structures with their own bodies. Applications could lead to structure-building robots. This New York Times video shows off the Tech research team's experiments, including an X-ray video highlighting the ants' remarkable ability to quickly build wide-base towers. Hu is also an associate professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and an adjunct associate professor in the School of Physics. 

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College of Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, School of Physics

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Life Sciences and Biology
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College of Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Physics, David Hu, Fire Ants, engineering, Eiffel Tower
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  • Created By: Renay San Miguel
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  • Created On: Jul 12, 2017 - 10:38am
  • Last Updated: Jul 12, 2017 - 11:07am