The Incredible Physics of Ants

The Incredible Physics of Ants

ScienceTake: They can flow like a liquid and bounce back like a solid. Masses of fire ants show a duality that intrigues physicists. Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1i1XkfJ [msa-ads data-ad-client=”ca-pub-6965588547261395″...
Mass of ants behaving as a fluid

Mass of ants behaving as a fluid

Fire ants use their claws to grip diverse surfaces, including each other. As a result of their mutual adhesion and large numbers, ant colonies flow like inanimate fluids. This film shows how ants behave similarly to the spreading of drops, the capillary rise of...