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  •  I hope your silent spring is not a view of our (13+ / 0-)

    future.

    At Harvard, they are working on bee drones--Biotech's solution to their extermination of our pollinators:

    Not too long ago a mysterious affliction called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) began to wipe out honeybee hives. These bees are responsible for most commercial pollination in the U.S., and their loss provoked fears that agriculture might begin to suffer as well. In 2009 the three of us, along with colleagues at Harvard University and Northeastern University, began to seriously consider what it would take to create a robotic bee colony. We wondered if mechanical bees could replicate not just an individual's behavior but the unique behavior that emerges out of interactions among thousands of bees. We have now created the first RoboBees—flying bee-size robots—and are working on methods to make thousands of them cooperate like a real hive.
    From Scientific American

    We have it within our power to make the world over again ~ Thomas Paine

    by occupystephanie on Mon May 26, 2014 at 03:01:56 PM PDT

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