Bee-drone – the future of artificial pollination

Bee populations around the world are declining sharply due to increased use of toxic pesticides, loss of habitat, climate change, and growing diseases. Now the problem has reached such a global scale that it has a name: bee colon destruction syndrome. But scientists have found a solution for “backup”: tiny drones that will replace real bees in the pollination process.

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Can insects be spares? 2

Continued research

Then the colleagues of Maharbiz found a muscle-sclerite, who alone was responsible for managing the flight. Having modeled the insect on a special installation, it was possible to increase the accuracy of control – and not at the level of direct impact, but, roughly speaking, guiding the “thoughts” of the beetle with physiological effects. Now, scientists lack feedback from insect sensory systems for precise control, but this is already being decided.

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Can insects be spares?

Take the caterpillar. At some point, she begins to remake herself into a butterfly. The question is simple: is it possible to give her synthetic components for assembly that will make it possible to obtain a cyborg insect? The answer is yes, you can. And Michelle Maharbiz did it.

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