Fire ant rafts teach us a thing or two about ingenious engineering

June 13, 2014 4:50 PM

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Fire ants form life-saving rafts during periods of heavy rain by forming a clever structure that remains buoyant and flexible. Researchers analyzed 3D structure, found implications for robotic engineering and self-forming materials.(Photo : Danny McSpunckle)

Fire ants form life-saving rafts during periods of heavy rain by forming a clever structure that remains buoyant and flexible. Researchers analyzed 3D structure, found implications for robotic engineering and self-forming materials.

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