2014: The Bees Are Back…As Robots? Harvard Project Funds The Engineering Of Robotic Bees Soon To Be In Flight

With the alarming decline in the honey bee population sweeping our globe, fear of the multi-billion dollar crop industry collapsing has been on many people’s minds. To tackle this issue, Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has been working with staff from the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Northeastern University’s Department of Biology to develop robot bees. Yes that’s right, Robobees. And according to a new video just released, these insectoid automatons have already taken flight. According to the creators of Robobee: The demonstration of the first controlled flight of an insect-sized robot is the culmination of more than a decade’s work . . . Half the size of a paperclip, weighing less than a tenth of a gram, the robot was inspired by the biology of a fly, with submillimeter-scale anatomy and two wafer-thin wings that flap almost invisibly, 120 times per second. Environmental organization […] Read More

2013: Colony Collapse Disorder & Nanobees

You’re traveling through this dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of heavy greed. A journey into a flipped-out land whose boundaries are that of the darkest imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead – your next stop, the Real World! After reading and viewing the following information, I can’t even think of a good explicit remark. Why isn’t this being investigated no hold barred, something is wrong in Disneyland, Lucy? I remember growing up and bees were everywhere, and stepping on a bee was a common fun summertime activity.  The future now holds, you might step on a Robobee, and they probably bite. WTF!   Well, let us start this ride and see where we end up. Fasten your seatbelts and  we will start with the Basic’s from Wikipedia, for better understanding Colony collapse disorder http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony collapse disorder Colony collapse disorder (CCD) is a phenomenon in which worker bees from a beehive or European honey bee colony abruptly […] Read More