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swarm

  1. a group of social insects, especially bees led by a queen, that has left the parent hive in order to start a new colony
  2. a large mass of small animals, especially insects.
  3. ability of certain MICROORGANISMS to move in a collective and ordered manner across a surface. For example, colonies of Proteus swarm in a series of concentric rings across an AGAR plate.
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Theoretically, fire support swarm combatants will be less expensive than precision-guided munitions, capable of targeting without human intervention through object recognition and able to loiter overhead until needed by maneuver forces.
They are pretty harmless even when there's a swarm like that.
i] = 1, the current sub swarm sends the results (it's corresponding pbest and gbest values) to the multi-swarm scheduler.
So if you spot a swarm of bees, please do not destroy them - they are a protected species.
An earthquake swarm is a burst of earthquake activity clustered in a specific area in a short period of time due to movement of a fault,' the Phivolcs explained.
j] are the best local--lbest and global--gbest positions of the i-th particle, found respectively by only one i-th particle and all the particles of the j-th swarm.
Within 2 days after dropping anchor approximately 8 miles off the coast of the port city Puerto Barrios, a bee swarm was reported near the ship's bridge.
An American military analyst says the US Navy has done a great deal to prepare for a military confrontation with the Pasdar maritime arm and its swarms of small gunboats.
In this study one swarm of robots, the "agent" swarm, moves according to simple but unknown rules, while a second "model" swarm starts out with largely meaningless, random behaviors.
People should not be concerned if they see a similar swarm of honeybees in their area, as they are in least danger of being stung when honeybees in stinging anyone.
A couple of days before the swarm descended, Andrew says he came across a queen bee in the house.
The swarm of bees in "They were first by a Stagecoach bus, then they covered a bus sign, and eventually they gathered on this car.