Gathering Swarms

NATURE: The Gathering of Swarms (2014)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 23, 2014
NATURE: The Gathering of Swarms (2014)

NATURE: The Gathering of Swarms (2014)
BluRay | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 5264 Kbps | 52mn 58s | Audio: English AC3 640 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None | 2.19 GiB
Genre: Documentary

A look at some of the planet's great gatherings, creatures that come together in inconceivable numbers - sometimes in millions, billions, and even trillions. Included are bats and bees, locust and ants, monarch butterflies in Mexico, 17-year cicada hatches, grunion in the Sea of Cortez and carp in the Mississippi River, sardine runs off the coast of South Africa, super flocks of parakeets in the Australian Outback, mayflies on the 4th of July, and even penguins and wildebeest. Some gather to breed or to migrate, some for protection, some simply to keep warm in the cold. But in the process, a kind of super-organism is created in which individual intelligence is superseded by a collective consciousness that shares information and moves with a single purpose for the benefit of all. Check out swarm intelligence, essentially a living embodiment of social media in the natural world.

PBS - NATURE: The Gathering of Swarms (2014)  Video

Posted by notbanned at May 23, 2014
PBS - NATURE: The Gathering of Swarms (2014)

PBS - NATURE: The Gathering of Swarms (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 5210 Kbps | 52mn 57s | Audio: English AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 2.04 GiB
Genre: Documentary

A look at some of the planet's great gatherings, creatures that come together in inconceivable numbers - sometimes in millions, billions, and even trillions. Included are bats and bees, locust and ants, monarch butterflies in Mexico, 17-year cicada hatches, grunion in the Sea of Cortez and carp in the Mississippi River, sardine runs off the coast of South Africa, super flocks of parakeets in the Australian Outback, mayflies on the 4th of July, and even penguins and wildebeest. Some gather to breed or to migrate, some for protection, some simply to keep warm in the cold. But in the process, a kind of super-organism is created in which individual intelligence is superseded by a collective consciousness that shares information and moves with a single purpose for the benefit of all. Check out swarm intelligence, essentially a living embodiment of social media in the natural world.

Swarms and Network Intelligence in Search  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AvaxGenius at Aug. 5, 2017
Swarms and Network Intelligence in Search

Swarms and Network Intelligence in Search By Dr. Yaniv Altshuler, Prof. Alex Pentland, Prof. Alfred M. Bruckstein
English | PDF | 2017 (Edition 2018) | 242 Pages | ISBN : 3319636022 | 9.81 MB

This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the theory and tools needed for the development of an efficient and robust infrastructure for the design of collaborative patrolling unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) swarms, focusing on its applications for tactical intelligence drones. It discusses frameworks for robustly and near-optimally analyzing flocks of semi-autonomous vehicles designed to efficiently perform the ongoing dynamic patrolling and scanning of pre-defined “search regions”.

Animal Planet - Killer Swarms (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 17, 2016
Animal Planet - Killer Swarms (2016)

Animal Planet - Killer Swarms (2016)
HDTV | 1280x718 | .MKV/AVC @ 3535 Kbps | 40mn 36s | 1.13 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Mobs of vermin. Angry hives of bees. Hordes of hungry sharks. You've seen them in your nightmares, but these swarms are real - and deadly. Due to global warming, habitat destruction and human encroachment, swarms are on the rise around the globe.

BBC - Ultimate Swarms (2013)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Oct. 16, 2015
BBC - Ultimate Swarms (2013)

BBC - Ultimate Swarms (2013)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3741 Kbps | 59mn 6s | Audio: English AAC 140 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 1.63 GiB
Genre: Documentary

Zoologist and explorer George McGavin goes in search of some of the world's most impressive swarms. By getting right to the heart of these natural spectacles, he finds out why swarms are the ultimate solution to surviving against all odds and discovers how unlocking the secrets to how animals swarm could be crucial to understanding our own increasingly crowded lives.

Multi-Robot Systems. From Swarms to Intelligent Automata, Volume III [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ChrisRedfield at Aug. 16, 2014
Multi-Robot Systems. From Swarms to Intelligent Automata, Volume III [Repost]

Lynne E. Parker, ‎Frank E. Schneider, ‎Alan C. Schultz - Multi-Robot Systems. From Swarms to Intelligent Automata, Volume III
Published: 2005-04-01 | ISBN: 1402033885, 904816849X | PDF | 299 pages | 7 MB

Multi-Robot Systems. From Swarms to Intelligent Automata (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lenami at March 8, 2011
Multi-Robot Systems. From Swarms to Intelligent Automata  (Repost)

Multi-Robot Systems. From Swarms to Intelligent Automata
Publisher: Springer | ISBN: 1402033885 | edition 2005 | PDF | 289 pages | 7 mb

This proceedings volume documents recent cutting-edge developments in multi-robot systems research. This volume is the result of the Third International workshop on Multi-Robot Systems that was held in March 2005 at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. This workshop brought together top researchers working in areas relevant to designing teams of autonomous vehicles, including robots and unmanned ground, air, surface, and undersea vehicles.
Discovery Channel Raging Nature - Swarms and Stampedes (2010)

Discovery Channel Raging Nature - Swarms and Stampedes (2010)
HDTV-Rip | English | AVI | Xvid @ 892kbps | 608x336 | 29 fps | MP3 @ 128kbps | 0:47:17 | 348 MB
Genre: Documentary

They are some of the most dramatic and destructive forces of mother nature. Masses of animals and insects that can be vicious, violent, and even deadly. Around the globe, millions and often billions of creatures are locked into a timeless battle where only the strongest will survive. Join us as we fly directly into the swarm and travel as a member of the herd to dissect some of the most incredible video ever shot. Then, through the aid of computer graphics and animation, we will see for the first time, the true savagery of Raging Nature: Swarms and Stampedes.

Round to Ours: Setting the Mood and Cooking the Food: Menus for Every Gathering  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Willson at Aug. 12, 2017
Round to Ours: Setting the Mood and Cooking the Food: Menus for Every Gathering

Laura Jackson, Alice Levine, "Round to Ours: Setting the Mood and Cooking the Food: Menus for Every Gathering"
English | 2018 | ISBN: 1849499594 | 272 pages | EPUB | 35.6 MB

Climate Change and Security: A Gathering Storm of Global Challenges  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Rare-1 at Aug. 9, 2017
Climate Change and Security: A Gathering Storm of Global Challenges

Christian Webersik "Climate Change and Security: A Gathering Storm of Global Challenges"
ISBN: 0313380066 | 2010 | PDF | 185 pages | 1.91 MB