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Student News for Horizon Honors Secondary School

The Horizon Sun

Student News for Horizon Honors Secondary School

The Horizon Sun

My Fondest Farewell
My Fondest Farewell
Carsten Oyer, Editor-in-Chief • May 24, 2024

Five years ago I entered the computer lab here on campus for the first time. I was attending the class...

My Last Article
My Last Article
Canon Grant, Political Analyst • May 24, 2024

Dear Horizon Honors, In Journalism, farewell articles are reserved for those who have spent a significant...

Daniel Duggan is under suspicion of betraying the U.S.
Former U.S. Marine Arrested in Australia after Unknowingly Working with a Chinese Hacker
Joey Miller, Columnist • May 21, 2024

A former United States Marine pilot fighting extradition from Australia to the U.S. was charged with...

Mary Alice Pultz has been identified as a dead body found decades ago.
Authorities in Florida Identify Remains of Woman Last Seen 40 Years Ago
Ethan Fulton, Columnist • May 21, 2024

In 1985, human remains were found on a beach in St. Johns County, Florida. On May 12, police were able...

Israels actions in the Gaza Strip are worthy of being called genocidal.
Israel Has Chosen Criminality
Carsten Oyer, Editor-in-Chief • May 21, 2024

It would be disingenuous to say that the Oct. 7, 2023 terror attack on Israel sparked the current war...

The aurora borealis could be seen in Arizona recently.
Aurora Borealis Visible in Arizona
Eli Geist, Columnist • May 21, 2024

Many travel far north just to get a glimpse of the aurora borealis; however, recently the amazing spectacle...

Squad Busters is a new game from Supercell.
New Supercell Game: “Squad Busters”
Matthew Greco, Columnist • May 21, 2024

The popular mobile game company Supercell just announced a new game currently in development called “Squad...

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Robotic Ants Light up Tech World

Robotic Ants Light up Tech World

Researchers in the U.S. have been studying the patterns of colonizing insects for years, and researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology recently completed a study with robots designed to mimic the colony structure of an ant society.

Made of small cubes and wheels, the robotic insects don’t actually resemble ants, but they do serve the purpose of mimicking their actions. On their own, each robot would get lost and would move about randomly. As a group, however, each robot leaves a trail for the one behind it, so it won’t get lost or separated from the group’s route. While actual ants use a trail of pheromones, these robots use a trail of light that they can detect with two light sensing antennas.

The information that these studies reveal help researchers to get a better grasp on how animal society works. The ability to replicate animal behavior in robots demonstrates an understanding of the ideas behind the action. There may not be a set purpose for these robots now, but the research has helped expand the understanding of the set principles of animal behavior. Dr. Graham, a member of the research team, explained that, “Lots of animal behavior gets described using words like ‘choice.’ This shows that you don’t need something as complex as choice to get some of the behavior you see in ants.”

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