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Bees with backpacks can turn into sensor swarms

Bees with tiny electronic devices on their backs could sound like a researcher’s dream come true, or like a science-fiction novelist’s nightmare come true. Shyam Gollakota, an associate professor at the University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer … Continue reading

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Why Walmart wants to patent robot bees

Robot bees have hit the big time. In the 10 days since Walmart’s patent application for “systems and methods for pollinating crops via unmanned vehicles” came to light, the idea of building drones to do what bees do has gone viral. The … Continue reading

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