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"Calculating Swarms," by Ivars Peterson. Science News, 11 November 2000,pages 314-316.

Insect behavior provides scientific inspiration. Scientists met at threeEuropean conferences last fall to discuss ways to apply knowledge about insectsocial behavior to problem-solving. This "swarm intelligence" has been appliedto many kinds of problems, including network communication, robotic maneuvering,and crowd control.

--- Kathryn Leonard