What can ants teach us

It is estimated that there are 10,000 billion ants on the planet with an average cumulative weight as much as all the human beings put together. Scientists estimate there are at least 1.5 millions ants on our planet for every human being. Ant societies are quite harmonious, all working towards the common goal of their society. However rivalry exists between ant colonies. The collective existence of ants allow them to partake in ecological strategies that would be impossible for solitary creatures. For example, just consider how ants always seem to find any sweet tasting food particles mistakenly thrown on the floor in your house, pass the information to one another and gather together in large groups within a few minutes.

NASA is now hoping to learn from ant behaviour in space and apply the learnings to robotics.

There is no end to what nature can teach us even in the cyber age.

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