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The Sound of Science: Insects Gone Wild

Posted Monday, October 8, 2007

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Now, this may sound kind of gross, but did you know you can estimate how long an animal has been dead based on the presence of maggots? OK, how about something a little less gross: A Texas industrial gas company has restructured its delivery system to work like a colony of ants, and it's saving money. Lots of it. You're invited to join us for a conversation about what humans can learn from bugs. It's the Sound of Science, Monday morning at nine.


Arts and Culture, Environment, Community/Human Interest


Joe Keiper, Director of Science & Curator of Invertebrate Zoology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Dan Palmer, Professor of Computer Science, John Carroll University

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Hear Mhari Saito's report on swarms and sudoku.

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