The bizarre physics of fire ants

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  • Published on Jul 25, 2017

  • They're not just an animal, they're a material. And that's got engineers interested. // Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO For more information about the Hu lab: http://www.hu.gatech.edu/ Red imported fire ants (solenopsis invicta) are native to South America and an invasive species in the United States. One of the adaptations that makes them so hardy is that they can build large structures by linking their bodies together. This is how they form rafts that can float during floods. When they're aggregated together, fire ants can be seen as a material and the Hu lab at Georgia Tech has been testing that material for years. /// Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
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  • dont mess with me. ima throw a ball of fire ants at ya

  • Damn those ants are amazing

  • His forhead has a bigger and brighter future than ill ever have...lol

  • I didnt know Steve Aoki was into science

  • I am back to... One million ants...

  • Anyone else started to get itchy?

  • "And then you coat them in gold...but that's just standard." LOL

  • 434 fire ants disliked this because too much water

  • Atlanta? more like ANTLANTA

  • now i kinda want fire ants as my pet. ima train them to make cool stuff for me

  • Everyday we should thank the fact that Spiders don't hunt in packs or can do this stuff

  • I can’t drown my demons tHEY KNOW HOW TO SWIM

  • Damn they are like organic legos

  • Robots that act like a liquid and a solid? Here comes the T-1000...thanks fire ants

  • How come some Animals are able to work together so perfectly whereas Humans (who pretends to be smarter and more evolved) keep killing each other ?

  • This video has one of the dumbest comments sections in all of youtube, which is mildly impressive considering this is youtube.

  • How many fire ant mounds can he fit in his 4head...

  • Who's here because of the flooding in Texas and there are a ton floating around?

  • Somewhere the CEO of Peta is getting ready to break into this lab....

  • Imagine how dominant they would be to this planet if those ants were the size of dogs with the intelligent level of chimpanzees