Learning from ants
There’s a whole field of research called Ant Colony Optimization that has implications for circuits and systems, communications, computational intelligence, control systems, and industrial electronics.
Inside the Ant Colony – Deborah M. Gordon
Ants have one of the most complex social organizations in the animal kingdom; they live in structured colonies that contain different types of members who perform specific roles. Deborah M. Gordon explains the way these incredible creatures mate, communicate and source food, shedding light on how their actions can mimic and inform our own behavior.
Ants Build a Bridge
Ants seem mindless when you look at them individually. But they do amazing things together. With brains that are significantly lighter than humans, army ants communicate with each other using just 10 to 20 signals. Not only do they build intricate and efficient colonies, they also use their bodies to build floating bridges, and bridges suspended in mid-air.
Making Contacts – The Intelligence of Whales
Dolphins and whales view world through clicks. They send out very loud signal and wait for eco of that that signal to come back and they process that to see with sound batter than we can see with our eyes. They are just as intelligent as humans, but in different ways. Featuring James Nestor, author of Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves.