National Geographic features Swarm Intelligence
A single ant or bee isn't smart, but their colonies are. The study of swarm intelligence is providing insights that can help humans manage complex systems, from truck routing to military robots.
The July 2007 edition of National Geographic Magazine has a major (22-page) article on "Swarm Theory - The Genus of Swarms" which is essentially a wide-ranging discussion of Swarm Intelligence in ants, bees and other biological groups with lots of example business applications and plenty of magnificent pictures.
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