[ExI] this might sting your interest

Ben Zaiboc bbenzai at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 27 11:25:06 UTC 2010


I'd be cautious about this.  The article says ""In
nature, bees have to link hundreds of flowers .."


"The team used computer controlled artificial flowers
to test whether bees would follow a route defined by
the order in which they discovered the flowers or if
they would find the shortest route"

Did they use hundreds of computer controlled
artificial flowers?  And did the bees visit every one?
And if the problem is so hard to solve using a
computer, how did the researchers actually know that
the bees found an optimal solution?

Ben Zaiboc


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