Friday, 31 August 2012

Ants invented the internet?

Ask who invented the Internet and you’ll spark off an argument with everyone championed from Tim Berners Lee to Nikola Tesla. However, two Stanford scientists claim that the inventor may have had six legs, antennae and a taste for disrupting picnics. Professor of biology Deborah Gordon and professor of computer science Balaji Prabhakar say that red harvester ants (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) use the same Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) in foraging that the internet uses to manage data transmissions – making a sort of “Anternet.”.. Continue Reading Ants invented the internet?

1 comment:

jayessell said...

Terry Pratchet was correct having Hex run on ants?