What Termites Can Teach Us | The New Yorker


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Annals of Entomology
September 17, 2018 Issue
What Termites Can Teach Us
Roboticists are fascinated by their “swarm intelligence,” biologists by their ability to turn grass into energy. But can humans replicate their achievements?
By Amia Srinivasan

references Lisa Margonelli her “Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology”
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New termite colonies are founded on windless evenings, at dusk, after the rain. Most termites have neither eyes nor wings, but every mature colony has a caste of translucent-winged seeing creatures called alates, which are nurtured by the colony’s workers until they are ready to propagate.
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Isoptera have capacities that synthetic biologists and roboticists alike seek to copy. Illustration by Mikel Jaso New termite colonies are founded on windless…
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