Ants, champions of traffic without traffic jams

25 octobre 2019 par webmaster
Laure-Anne Poissonnier and Audrey Dussutour, researchers at CRCA, and their colleagues at the University of Arizona, have demonstrated that ants societies are protected from traffic jams problems.

Whether on the holiday road or on daily journeys, traffic jams affect both cars and pedestrians. Laure-Anne Poissonnier and Audrey Dussutour, researchers at CRCA and their colleagues at the University of Arizona, demonstrate that ant societies are protected from these problems and circulate with ease even when traffic is extremely dense. This way, their food harvest never loses its effectiveness. This work is published in the journal eLife on 22 October 2019.

Read more : CNRS press release (in french)

Reference :

Still flowing: experimental investigation of ant traffic under crowded conditions

Laure-Anne Poissonnier, Sebastien Motsch, Jacques Gautrais, Jerome Buhl, Audrey Dussutour

eLife, 22 octobre 2019. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.48945

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