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scout

1. (esp at Oxford University) a college servant
2. Obsolete (in Britain) a patrolman of a motoring organization

scout

[skau̇t]
(engineering)
An engineer who makes a preliminary examination of promising oil and mining claims and prospects.
(navigation)
To search an area by following an orderly pattern of courses.
A craft engaged in search.

Scout

[skau̇t]
(aerospace engineering)
A four-stage all-solid-propellant rocket, used as a space probe and orbital test vehicle; first launched July 1, 1960, with a 150-pound (68-kilogram) payload.

scout

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To probe an airspace or a surface area for the presence of something. To search for hostile aircraft, submarines, or targets. A scout helicopter can guide the strike aircraft and/or attack helicopter onto the target. A slower fixed-wing aircraft can also act as a scout.

Scout

Tonto’s horse. [TV: “The Lone Ranger” in Terrace, II, 34; Radio: “The Lone Ranger” in Buxton, 143]
See: Horse
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This modified method incorporated two novel strategies during the initialization of employed bees and the determination of new locations for scout bees.
Initialization Phase: The food sources, whose population size is SN, are randomly generated by scout bees.
As we can see in the algorithm, each cycle of the search consists of three steps: moving the employed and onlooker bees onto the food sources, calculating their nectar amounts respectively, and then determining the scout bees and moving them randomly onto the possible food source.
To be selected as a future home, a nest site must attract a certain number of scout bees.
Then, the scout bees locate a new food source to be replaced with [x.
Besides, we note that the interaction of parameters d and ds is also significant, which is understandable since the employed bee phase is related to the scout bee phase.
The scout bees, which have fulfilled the duty of searching food that belongs to each hive in the colony of honey bees, have corresponded to control packets in communication networks (Table I).
In addition, if scout bees leaving the swarm are unable to find a suitable nesting site, the swarm may start construction of their combs on a structure on which they have clustered, even though this would not be optimal for the colony on a ship.
1) Define the transition probability of scout bees and onlooker bees P([r.
They are trying to set up a new colony, with scout bees flying around looking for a new home.
Most will stay put looking after their Queen and waiting for the scout bees - the ones flying back and forth - to bring back news of a new abode.
The book goes on to discuss how the decision to swarm is arrived at, and how the individual scout bees work within a swarm, getting the colony to come to consensus about where the location of their new home will be.