Bees outshine computers in finding shortest paths

29th October 2010, Comments 0 comments

The humble honeybee can work out the shortest path between flowers in less time than a computer can, a study in the American Naturalist has shown. The bees quickly find the shortest distance between flowers in order to conserve energy while flying. The problem, known as the “Travelling Salesman Problem” has vexed mathematicians for decades. ...

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