Traffic Lessons From Army Ants

Human beings could learn a thing or two about traffic from army ants. A study by researchers at Princeton University in New Jersey and Bristol University in England found that army ants create lanes of traffic that flow quickly and efficiently. The study, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, in January 2003, says that the ants use pheromones to create paths and follow a very simple set of social rules regarding things like who has the right of way. They create...Full Story
Commenting on this article is closed.