Scientists with freezer reveal secrets of fire-ant raft building

June 15, 2014 8:08 AM

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It's all down to leg-work that would make a chorus line burst into tears of envy.

Fire ants are among nature's greatest engineers, famously working together to form rafts with their own bodies that are almost unsinkable. Researchers have long wondered how they do it and now, helped by a freezer and CT scanner, scientists at Georgia Institute of Technology have unraveled part of t...

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