Monthly Archives: February 2014

Birth of a Snowflake

The common adage that no two snowflakes are alike, it’s almost certainly true. Each snowflake contains around a quintillion molecules, resulting in a nearly endless number of combinations. Snowflakes form in a wide variety of intricate shapes, leading to the … Continue reading

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Swarm of Robots Construct Collaboratively Like Termites

Cambridge, Mass. — On the plains of Namibia, millions of tiny termites are building a mound of soil—an 8-foot-tall “lung” for their underground nest. During a year of construction, many termites will live and die, wind and rain will erode … Continue reading

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