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How Robo Bees Could Save American Crops

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Posted in Science on 22nd Sep, 2013 06:57 AM by AlexMuller

Something is killing off up to half of America's bees--terrible news for bees and the vegetation that depends on them for pollination. Fewer bees not only means less honey, it means less food. Researchers at Harvard are working on a partial solution -- tiny drones the size of bees (not to be confused with drone bees, the mostly useless males of a bee colony).

 

 

The robo-bees aren't ready for prime time yet. Because they're so tiny, they can't fit a battery pack for power. The bees will also need some sort of computer so they can guide themselves in flight. Right now, there's no onboard guidance mechanism--again, they just don't have the real estate.

 



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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-09-22
+7
The reality if that we need the bees. I do think that the researchers need to figure out what is happening to the bee population though and not just make robo bees. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-09-22
+6
I agree that Harvard does some good work and the fact that their researchers are working on a partial solution is good for the country. They realize that this is not a total solution but just to help. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-09-22
+6
At this point in time they are still working on the robo bees. They would need battery power and computer technology and they are so small this is certainly going to be challenging. Reply
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