Sunday, July 24, 2005

New paper available: An ant-based algorithm for annular sorting

Oliver Don and Martyn Amos (2005 ) An ant-based algorithm for annular sorting

In this paper we describe a minimal model for annular sorting by Leptothorax ants. Simulation results are consistent with the structures observed in actual ant colonies.

(Paper available via link above)

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

What don't we know?

Free access Science feature to celebrate their 125th anniversary. In it, they pose 125 of the biggest questions facing science today, including "How Will Big Pictures Emerge from a Sea of Biological Data?", "How Far Can We Push Chemical Self-Assembly?", and "What Are the Limits of Conventional Computing?" These should keep us busy for a while....