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‘Anternet’ algorithm works like the web

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Stanford University computer science professor Balaji Prabhakar didn’t immediately see the connection between his work and biologist Deborah Gordon’s research on how ants forage. 

“The next day it occurred to me, ‘Oh wait, this is almost the same as how [Internet] protocols discover how much bandwidth is available for transferring a file!'” he says.

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