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Collective Robot Behavior

By Jef Akst | August 18, 2014

A swarm of more than 1,000 small, puck-shaped robots can assemble into diverse patterns.

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The Cicadas Are Coming

By Dan Cossins | May 8, 2013

After developing underground for last 17 years, billions of cicadas will soon emerge and gather in vast, noisy swarms up and down the US east coast.

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How Bees Choose Home

By Tia Ghose | December 8, 2011

For honeybees, there’s no place like home. And every year, they must find a new one. Now, a study publishing today (December 8) in Science suggests that the honeybee swarms use inhibitory signals when house-hunting, paralleling the human brain’s decision-making process.

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