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Created by dipity on Aug 3, 2010
Last updated: 11/02/10 at 08:41 AM
Singularity HubAnt-Like Flying Robots Provide Wifi After a Disaster (video)Singularity HubEPFL used the army ant pheromone inspired approach to allow each drone to establish a new position in the network based only on other drones in the air. ...and more »
Weird Science realizes it can't dunk on the raptorsArs TechnicaJust place a couple of army ants in a harvester nest and the workers will grab the queen, scoop up any eggs they can get to, and move house in a hurry. ...and more »
I've got your missing links right here (2nd October 2010)Discover Magazine (blog)Just a few army ants, dropped into the nest of some harvester ants, causes them to. Freak. Out. “The succession of images reveals a gradual disappearance of ...
Net neutrality: Are We Repeating Adam's Mistake?Siliconindia.comBangalore: At times snakes are afraid of a sleuthhound army of ants. This reminds me of Google and Verizon's current move on ...and more »
Flying Robot Swarm Takes OffWired News (blog)Army ants were used as inspiration for SMAVNET, since they lay and maintain pheromone paths leading from their nests to food sources. ...Researchers create largest swarm of flying robots to dateGeek.comAerial swarming robots to create communications networks for disaster reliefGizmagall 9 news articles »
Fancast: Avengers 1970 the golden era of action filmsComic Book MoviePym was revived eight issues later as "Ant-Man", a costumed superhero who starred in the 13-page, three-chapter story "Return of the Ant-Man/An Army of ...
The Communal Cyclone Of DeathThe AtlanticAn ant mill is a phenomenon where a small group of army ants separated from the main foraging party lose the pheromone track and begin to follow one another ...
PoliticoNancy Pelosi keeps losing Democrats on tax cutsPoliticoIf this bill came up a year ago they would be in line like army ants to grant Pelosi's every wish. I just hope the voting public sees right through these ...and more »
Ant death spiral (Video)Washington Post (blog)If the lead ant somehow finds himself retracing his own steps. The Ant Room Maven (yes, there are Ant Room Mavens) says "A circle of army ants, ...Mysteries of Nature: Watch This Freaky Video of an Ant Death SpiralTIMEall 2 news articles »
UberGizmo (blog)Swarming MAVs Form A Quick Aerial NetworkUberGizmo (blog)The system utilizes swarms of micro air vehicles (MAVs) that rely on intelligent algorithms that are derived from the behavior of army ants. ...
The SMAVNET Project lis.epfl.ch We aim at designing swarms of flying robots to deploy aerial communication networks in disaster areas. Rather than relying on GPS or other positioning sensors that might be unreliable, impractical or expensive, robots rely on local communication with neighboring robots to self-organize. However designing controllers for swarms is challenging. To address this problem, inspiration is taken from ants that can optimally deploy to search for and maintain pheromone paths leading to food sources in nature. This is analogous to the deployment and maintenance of communication pathways between rescuers using flying robots. This work is described in the following paper: Hauert, S., Winkler, L., Zufferey, J.-C. and Floreano, D. (2008) Ant-based Swarming with Positionless Micro Air Vehicles for Communication Relay. Swarm Intelligence, 2(2-4) pp. 167-188.
...which are eaten by birds. “It’s a little like animals fleeing a wildfire,” O’Donnell says. Researchers who have observed army ants in tropical lowlands have known for years that there are resident bird species, known as obligate antbirds, that rely exclusively...
Dark-foliaged plants add contrast, dramaSan Francisco ChronicleLeaf-cutter ants in Panama favor green leaves over red. The unusual leaf color may signal that the leaves are unpalatable. Leaves are susceptible to a kind ...
Comic Book MovieEdgar Wright talks (again) Ant-Man!Comic Book MovieThor, Iron Man, Hulk, etc. will be beating the shit out of hardcore villains, while Hank sort of distracts them with his ant army. i'd rather see giant-man ...and more »
Here is a video of my Huge Toy Collection, I have everything from GIJOE to He-man classics to ninja turtles and even hasbro's army ants. There are transformers MIB and Loose and much much more.. I even have afa grades figures. Check out my collection and let me know what you think.. I shot this on my iphone 4 so if the video is choppy that is the reason.. Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think.
Telegraph.co.ukA walk on the wild sideMontreal GazetteA former British army captain has become the first known person to walk from the origin of the Amazon river to its ...Exhausted but elated after Amazon trekNew Zealand HeraldBritish adventurer about to complete Amazon trekTelegraph.co.ukEd Stafford's Amazon Walk In Videos, Pictures And Other Online GoodsAnorak.co.uk (satire)Gawker -Voxyall 933 news articles »
US troops killed in Afghanistan and AfricaThe Associated Press___ Army Pfc. Anthony W. Simmons Anthony "Ant" Simmons was the funny guy, the loud guy, the one who always could make people laugh. ...and more »
Washington Post (blog)Smart swarms: The power of self-organizationWashington Post (blog)When army ants charge across the floor of a rain forest, there's no commander telling them where to go, no squad leaders rallying the troops. ...
Razzle dazzle 'emLewiston Sun JournalThe loudmouth crooks, the slick lawyers, the reporters swarming like army ants. Every one with a story to tell. Every one craving fame like a dog craves ...
...five years. Every so often, he would scan them. This is a film he made of the results. (Via Boingboing.) These Amazonian army ants are the stuff of nightmares. If you think ants are scary just marching around on the forest floor, imagine going through this...
Tumble in the jungleThe AustralianHe has spotted a column of army ants not far from my foot. "They swarm their victims. The columns can be 30 feet (9m) wide with up to a quarter of a million ...
'Bugz' buzz strong despite Whitehall program cutsDelaware NewsLadybugs, fireflies, army ants and a host of other antennaed creatures will buzz around the stage Friday, July 30, at Beechwood ...and more »
Sergio Leone Meets Steven Spielberg? Jon Favreau Talks Cowboys and AliensVanity FairFrom our perch, we watched fans swarm the convention center and the Gaslamp district like army ants, while a breathless, fresh-off-the-jet Favreau grabbed a ...and more »
[Cover Story] BugshowPCT MagazineIn it, a two-mile-wide, 20-mile-long column of army ants threaten a South American cocoa plantation. The ants' capabilities are embellished only slightly, ...
At sunrise we went canoeing at sunrise to go bird watching. We stopped to watch some Yucatan JAys and realized the earth was moving. It started slowly, but in a minute the ground, then every branch was covered in Army Ants on the move. See the related post on our Trans-Americas Journey blog - su.pr By: Trans-Americas Journey - www.trans-americas.com
Reed and Rock Nation friends play Army Ants by Stone Temple Pilots. It was performed at Borderline in Thousand Oaks.
Hasbro released the Army Ants toys in 1987.
This video is from the DVD Thank You!
New MOC! Sorry that I haven't been able to upload for a while, been workin on a few other projects that involved movie making and it was for school -.-" I made another bug MOC while experimenting with new head designs, and I do claim this mine! I basically made a body to fit him, couldn't come up with a better foot design without making them look blocky. He wasn't hard to pose either, I was surprised I could pose him on his tip-toes with those feet 0.0 Enjoy! BIO: Born to defend his colony, Ahjaku marches into battle! He might look just like the next powerful warrior from every angle, but his personality is what sets him apart from the rest. His courage, bravery and outright stubbornness is what granted him the privilege of becoming a Commander. His incredible strength allows him to wield his Tribal Glaive, a devastating weapon that can break through any kind of armor! Though light framed, his protodermis-coated chitin armor makes him a tough nut to crack! There's no telling what kind of prowess hes capable of unleashing!
World's Best looks at the army ant, one of the world's best ultimate predators. These ants are also known as driver ants and are found in Africa and the Americas.
Stone Temple Pilots - Army Ants (Live 1994)
STP - Worcester 94 - Segment 5 of 8.
This is a video of the army ant taken from the BBC's Life in the Undergrowth documentary series.
This is Eciton burchellii, the classic swarm-raiding Army Ant of South American forests. Filmed in 2002 with the Nikon Coolpix 995, so it's low-res without sound. Still, it's the first ant video I took, so here it is.
Millions of black army ants in several columns raid a home in Costa Rica unexpectedly, and clean out every cockroach, termite, dead bug, and insect nest. Penetrating every cranny, they kill and carry off a giant cockroach, & raid an ant nest found in the thatch roof and take all their eggs in this video. In just 3 hours, nature's most efficient "cleaners" finished the job, and the owner returned to a bug-free house. Ahh, the wonders of nature!
Stone Temple Pilots in Halifax, November 24th, 2009
Stone Temple Pilots perform 'Army Ants' live at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria BC, Canada on Saturday November 7, 2009. Audio provided by Planman from planman.net
Live in Reading, PA, 10/10/09
This is an incredible live performance of Army Ants from the 1998 MuchMusic DVD "Live: Intimate & Interactive", by Linus Entertainment, directed by David Russell.
...Triangle, the team recovered 1,060 tools and collected 25 video recordings of chimpanzees using them to forage for army ants. "The use of tool sets is rare and has most often been observed in great apes," said Sanz. "Until now there have been no reports of...
Stone Temple Pilots live at the Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ on July 18, 2009. Video by www.belowempty.com
...it's at a picnic. Mark Moffett takes his work up a tree in Panama, where he faces an enormous pendulous nest of Aztec ants Army ants act as pothole fillers.The tiniest will lie in any holes in the trail to make transportation smoother Mark Moffett details...
Voice of America
Stone Temple Pilots play Army Ants at the Ottawa Bluesfest on July 13, 2009.
Underrated toys produced by Hasbro in 1987
Stone Temple Pilots perform Army Ants off of their second studio album - Purple - while rocking PNC Pavilion in Cincy, OH. Scott Weiland stated that they had not played this song since the 1994 tour, some 15 years ago! STP is currently in the process of working on their sixth studio album - tentatively due out late 2009...and on a small East Coast tour for the next week or so...go support them if you can! This was the VC's only Summer '09 tour stop...but it was SO FANTASTIC - got to hang with MY BOY aH and Pete, chat with the DeLeo Bros for a small while, and finally got to hear 7CT live again. Great stuff!!!
...cutters, which build compost piles and are mostly found in Central and South America. Harvester ants live in North America. Army ants are aggressive and move their colonies in search of prey. Weaver ants are the red-and brown-colored ones found in the tropical...
New York Post
Getting rid of army ants involves spraying the area that they are feeding in or putting down a granular bait over the entire area. Find out how to apply granular products for killing ants with fertilizer spreaders with help from a certified pest control operator in this free video on getting rid of ants. Expert: Mark Govan Contact: www.ABC-pestcontrol.com Bio: Mark Govan has over 20 years of central Florida pest control experience. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz
Rounding out the Hester Projects series about animals is Matt Renta with his video about army ants. He tells us the facts and then rocks out to Through the Fire and Flames on Expert in Guitar Hero. This will also be Billy's final performance.
Neivamyrmex nigrescens foraging
Follow the trail of destruction left by a biting, stinging, predatory army of ants. Creepy scenes from BBC wildlife show Wild South America.