Frozen ants reveal secrets of engineering excellence

ReutersPublished: June 13, 20148 views
Published: June 13, 2014

Fire ants are among nature's greatest engineers, working together with their own bodies to form rafts that are almost unsinkable. Researchers have long wondered how they do it but now, with a freezer and CT scanner, scientists at Georgia Institute of Technology have unravelled part of the mystery. Rob Muir has more. Credit to Reuters. COURTESY GEORGIA TECH

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