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Stanford biologist and computer scientist discover the 'anternet' | School of Engineering

Stanford biologist and computer scientist discover the 'anternet' | School of Engineering | Learning Science and Research | Scoop.it

Swarm intelligence involves the aggregate behavior of actors who may be unintelligent. When swarm intelligence principles are more clearly understood and applied to collective intelligence of smart actors, we may see engineered stigmergic intelligence. -- Howard

 

"Transmission Control Protocol, or TCP, is an algorithm that manages data congestion on the Internet, and as such was integral in allowing the early web to scale up from a few dozen nodes to the billions in use today. Here's how it works: As a source, A, transfers a file to a destination, B, the file is broken into numbered packets. When B receives each packet, it sends an acknowledgment, or an ack, to A, that the packet arrived.

This feedback loop allows TCP to run congestion avoidance: If acks return at a slower rate than the data was sent out, that indicates that there is little bandwidth available, and the source throttles data transmission down accordingly. If acks return quickly, the source boosts its transmission speed. The process determines how much bandwidth is available and throttles data transmission accordingly.

It turns out that harvester ants (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) behave nearly the same way when searching for food. Gordon has found that the rate at which harvester ants – which forage for seeds as individuals – leave the nest to search for food corresponds to food availability."


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More Good News on Science Education - Science Careers Blog

More Good News on Science Education - Science Careers Blog | Learning Science and Research | Scoop.it
News and online highlights to help plan a career in science...
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MediaShift Idea Lab . How the AP's Overview Turns Documents Into Pictures | PBS

MediaShift Idea Lab . How the AP's Overview Turns Documents Into Pictures | PBS | Learning Science and Research | Scoop.it
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Research Sidebar in Google Docs

Research Sidebar in Google Docs | Learning Science and Research | Scoop.it

This could be a very useful tool for studying about a topic on the web - could this grow to be a major learning tool?

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Yong Zhao Interview: Will the Common Core Create World-Class Learners?

Yong Zhao Interview: Will the Common Core Create World-Class Learners? | Learning Science and Research | Scoop.it
Anthony Cody spent 24 years working in Oakland schools, 18 of them as a science teacher at a high needs middle school. He is National Board certified, and now leads workshops with teachers focused on Project Based Learning.
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Creative Commons UK Blog - Learning Resource Metadata Initiative - by Phil Barker, JISC CETIS.

Creative Commons UK Blog - Learning Resource Metadata Initiative - by Phil Barker, JISC CETIS. | Learning Science and Research | Scoop.it
Share, Remix, Reuse - Legally. Creative Commons is a non-profit organisation that assists authors and creators who want to voluntarily share their work so that readers can take full and legal advantage of the Internet's unprecedented wealth of...
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David Thornburg on the Evolving Classroom (Big Thinkers Series)

The noted educational futurist describes his "holodeck" classroom -- an environment that supports project-based learning -- and makes the case for why the ro...
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Home | CRESST

Home | CRESST | Learning Science and Research | Scoop.it
The CRESST mission is to conduct research studies and program evaluations that lead to improved learning and achievement for children, adolescents, and adults. The use and impact of technology infuses virtually all CRESST work.
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