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ICYMI: How studying bees helped fix internet traffic

But first they had to number 4,000 bees individually.
Kerry Davis, @mskerryd
November 9, 2016
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ICYMI: How studying bees helped fix internet traffic

Today on In Case You Missed It: The latest Golden Goose award goes to scientists who developed an algorithm to explain how worker bees collaborate to get honey to their hive. It turns out, that algorithm could be directly applied to solving peaks in demand in internet traffic, though it took ten years to be discovered. Meanwhile if you're into UAVs or don't like them, you should see the 500 aircraft array Intel put together, creating an aerial light display that could be controlled by two people (one was backup). The FAA had to grant a special dispensation for this bit of fun, so don't expect to get your hands on it anytime soon.

You've gotta see the You've Got Mail video if you haven't already, and if you just need a mental break, may we recommend this cat video. As always, please share any interesting tech or science videos you find by using the #ICYMI hashtag on Twitter for @mskerryd.

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