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Going inside an ant raft
June 12, 2014
Georgia Tech researchers froze ant rafts and scanned them with a miniature CT scan machine to look at the strongest part of the structure--the inside--to discover how opaque ants connect, arrange and orient themselves with each other.
Georgia Institute of Technology
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