Social Media Sidebar

Announcement

Please sign up, comment on articles and bring your friends!

Current poll

PlanetTech is asking:

What do you think about our new web site?

Love it, indeed
Really good solution
Same as old one
The old one was better
This is a new option

Quote of the day

We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.

 

Stephen Hawking

 

How Robo Bees Could Save American Crops

RATE THIS! +56
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.

 



Read original article » Back to category

Comments

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
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-22
+0
Dec14 I think this is one of the most significant inftrmaoion for me. And i'm glad reading your article. But want to remark on some general things, The site style is wonderful, the articles is really nice : D. Good job, cheers Reply


 

Recent headlines

  • Posted in Business on 2017-06-25 14:44:38
    Microsoft wants to make Direct Reality VR’s answer to.....read more
    Posted in Medicine on 2017-06-25 14:31:51
    UK's first heart pump targets 2018 clinical trial..read more
    Posted in Software on 2017-06-24 14:42:11
    Google to make quantum computer faster than classical.....read more
    Posted in Business on 2017-06-24 14:31:46
    SpaceX successfully launches and lands a used rocket for.....read more
    Posted in Software on 2017-06-24 14:15:18
    Yale and Oxford researchers say 50% chance AI will.....read more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-10 01:33
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in about.....read more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-20 07:17
Spacex says China is their main competitor for commercial.....read more
Posted in Software on 2013-10-20 06:43
Pirate Bay Browser Clocks 1,000,000 Downloads..read more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-10 02:10
Google reportedly investing hundreds of millions into new.....read more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-14 03:13
Endothelial Cells Can Repair and Regenerate Organs,.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Spacex says China is their main competitor for commercial.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Staring at Your Phone Could Be Making You Short Sighted..read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Oculus Rift virtual reality headset coming to mobile, but.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in about.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Delivering drugs via nanoparticles to target mitochondria..read more

Recent Blog Posts

  • Posted by AlexMuller
    Nanoparticle vaccine shows potential as immunotherapy to fight.....read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Obesity is top cause of preventable life-years lost, study shows..read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Light can be utilized to control gene function..read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Brain stimulation restores memory during lapses, research shows..read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Wax worm caterpillar will eat plastic shopping bags: New.....read more

Login to your Account

Login to your PlanetTech Account here

Username:
Password:
Remember me
or

Create a New Account

You just need username and password

The following errors occured:
Username:
Email:
Password:
Verify password:
Remember me