Ant colonies flow like fluid to build tall towers

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Somebody should cue up "Ants Marching" by the Dave Matthews Band for this roundup of how media outlets are covering David Hu's new research. The School of Biological Sciences associate professor led a team that studied how fire ants, without apparent leadership or coordination, can build Eiffel Tower-like structures out of their own bodies when looking for food or escape. Those on the bottom don't get crushed – ants circulate in and out of these tall towers like water. In addition to the Nature story, here is how Cosmos reported on the new research, and here is New Scientist's take. 

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College of Sciences

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Life Sciences and Biology
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College of Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, David Hu, Fire Ants, Eiffel Tower, engineering
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  • Created By: Renay San Miguel
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jul 12, 2017 - 12:38pm
  • Last Updated: Jul 12, 2017 - 12:47pm