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Follow the ants

Follow the ants

To be a better driver, learn from the ants. "They never get stuck in traffic'" says an entomologist. "We should use their rules. I've been working with ants for eight years, and have never seen a traffic jam -- and I've tried." Ants obey "traffic control" principles, while human drivers tend to think first of their own needs. New devices -- for example, one that senses cars suddenly slowing down and starts the braking process in following cars -- may incorporate some of the traffic wisdom of the ants.

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    choose your favorite! we have many books on these fascinating cratures.

Last updated by curious on Feb. 17, 2009

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