How do tiny termites make such massive mounds?

Researchers investigate how centimeter-sized termites, without architects, engineers or foremen, can build complex, long-standing, meter-sized structures all over the world.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Feb. 12, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  engineering  sustainability  architecture  basic-research  harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  construction  department-of-organismic-and-evolutionary-biology  l-mahadevan  termite-mounds  termites

How do tiny termites make such massive mounds?

Researchers investigate how centimeter-sized termites, without architects, engineers or foremen, can build complex, long-standing, meter-sized structures all over the world.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Feb. 12, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  engineering  sustainability  architecture  basic-research  harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  construction  department-of-organismic-and-evolutionary-biology  l-mahadevan  termite-mounds  termites

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