A thousand ants are being fitted with radio transmitters to help biologists in the north of England track their movement and communication habits. The scientists say the ants could provide valuable lessons for humans in improving telecommunications technology.
Reuters (Dec. 12, 2013) Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are spying on ant colonies, conducting research that could one day lead to the development of ant-like robots that work together as a team. But ... watch video
Reuters (Dec. 3, 2013) Research showing how fungus-farming ants allow parasites to pillage their crop and eat their offspring, in exchange for offering protection against an even more brutal enemy, is offering clues into ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 30, 2015) Industrious 3D printed bionic ants working together could toil in the factories of the future, says German technology company Festo. The robotic insects cooperate and coordinate their actions and ... watch video
Reuters - Light News Video Online (Aug. 19, 2015) Half a million ants take part in a "protest" at a German zoo calling for increased protection of the Amazon rainforest. Roselle Chen reports.
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Aug. 21, 2015 Lycaenid butterfly larvae, which are in a symbiotic relationship with ants, can control the effect of dopamine by supplying the ants with nectar, new research shows. The results of this study provide ... read more
Feb. 18, 2015 Ants may use the corners of their nest as 'toilets,' according to a new study. Little research has been done on ant sanitary behavior, so the authors of this study conducted an experiment ... read more