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Submission + - Stanford researchers discover the 'anternet' (stanford.edu)

stoilis writes: "A collaboration between Deborah Gordon, a Stanford ant biologist, and Balaji Prabhakar, a computer scientist, has revealed that the behavior of harvester ants, as they forage for food, mirrors the protocols that control traffic on the Internet.

The work is published in the Aug. 23 issue of PLoS Computational Biology."

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Stanford researchers discover the 'anternet'

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