Nature & Environment
Bees' tiny brains beat computers
By T.K. Randall
October 30, 2010 · 20 comments
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New research has shown that bees are able to solve complex mathematical problems.
Working out the shortest route between flowers to minimize flight time could keep a computer busy for quite a while yet bees are able to figure out exactly that on a daily basis with a brain no larger than a grass seed.
The insects learn to fly the shortest route between flowers discovered in random order, effectively solving the "travelling salesman problem" , said scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Source: Guardian Unlimited
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