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Japanese scientists create gel to allow tiny drones to mimic bees, collect pollen - ABC Online;

Japanese scientists create gel to allow tiny drones to mimic bees, collect pollen - ABC Online

ABC OnlineJapanese scientists create gel to allow tiny drones to mimic bees, collect pollenABC OnlineJapanese scientists are investigating whether tiny drones can deliver pollen to flowers, mimicking the role of bees, as the insect faces increasing threats from viruses and pesticides around the world. The drones are capable of flying between lily ...and more »

Sticky gels turn insect-sized drones into artificial pollinators - EurekAlert (press release);

Sticky gels turn insect-sized drones into artificial pollinators - EurekAlert (press release)

EurekAlert (press release)Sticky gels turn insect-sized drones into artificial pollinatorsEurekAlert (press release)As bees slip onto the endangered species list in the United States, researchers in Japan are pollinating lilies with insect-sized drones. The undersides of these artificial pollinators are coated with horse hairs and an ionic gel just sticky enough to ...and more »

Scientists develop insect-sized sticky drones to help pollinate crops - BGR India;

Scientists develop insect-sized sticky drones to help pollinate crops - BGR India

BGR IndiaScientists develop insect-sized sticky drones to help pollinate cropsBGR IndiaThese drones are coated with horse hair and sticky gel that can pick pollen from one flower and deposit it onto other. By PTI | Published: February 12, 2017 11:30 AM IST. 0 Shares. Facebook share · Twitter share · Share on Google+ · Share on Whatsapp.and more »

Japanese Scientists Create Robotic Bees for Better Pollination - PerfScience;

Japanese Scientists Create Robotic Bees for Better Pollination - PerfScience

PerfScienceJapanese Scientists Create Robotic Bees for Better PollinationPerfScienceJapanese scientists have created small drones which can help bees in taking over some workload of pollination. The robotic bees are tiny and they are capable of moving from one flower to another quite easily. During the process, they can collect and ...and more »

Bio-drones may join bees in the fields - Pawhuska Journal Capital;

Bio-drones may join bees in the fields - Pawhuska Journal Capital

Pawhuska Journal CapitalBio-drones may join bees in the fieldsPawhuska Journal CapitalThis illustration shows a remote-controlled, bio-inspired flying robot that can pollinate flowers, much like a bee. Dr. Eijiro Miyako/AIST/TNS. Friday. Posted Feb 10, 2017 at 6:44 AM Updated Feb 10, 2017 at 7:12 AM. Share. Stories from Headlines Network.and more »

Japanese scientists develop sticky insect-sized drones to help pollinate crops - The Indian Express;

Japanese scientists develop sticky insect-sized drones to help pollinate crops - The Indian Express

The Indian ExpressJapanese scientists develop sticky insect-sized drones to help pollinate cropsThe Indian ExpressResearchers are hopeful that their invention could someday help carry the burden that modern agricultural demand has put on colonies and in turn benefit farmers. AddThis Sharing. 00. SHARES. Share to Facebook FacebookShare to Twitter TwitterShare to ...and more »

Robo-Bees Could Aid Insects with Pollination Duties - Scientific American;

Robo-Bees Could Aid Insects with Pollination Duties - Scientific American

Scientific AmericanRobo-Bees Could Aid Insects with Pollination DutiesScientific AmericanMini drones sporting horsehair coated in a sticky gel could one day take the pressure off beleaguered bee populations by transporting pollen from plant to plant, researchers said. Roughly three-quarters of the world's flowering plants and about 35 ...and more »

Sticky, insect-sized drones could act as pollinators - The Japan Times;

Sticky, insect-sized drones could act as pollinators - The Japan Times

The Japan TimesSticky, insect-sized drones could act as pollinatorsThe Japan TimesMIAMI – Small drones coated with horsehair and a sticky gel could one day help pollinate crops and offset the costly loss of bee populations worldwide, researchers in Japan say. The miniature robots, described in the journal Chem, are a long way from ...and more »

A Possible Bee Replacement: Tiny Drones Covered In Sticky Goop - Modern Farmer;

A Possible Bee Replacement: Tiny Drones Covered In Sticky Goop - Modern Farmer

Modern FarmerA Possible Bee Replacement: Tiny Drones Covered In Sticky GoopModern FarmerWith the mass bee extinction showing no signs of stopping—we lost 44 percent of all bee colonies last year—efforts to save the bees might need some supplementation. Eijiro Miyako, a researcher at Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial ...and more »

The World's First Pollinating Drone Could Help Us Survive the Bee-Pocalypse - ScienceAlert;

The World's First Pollinating Drone Could Help Us Survive the Bee-Pocalypse - ScienceAlert

ScienceAlertThe World's First Pollinating Drone Could Help Us Survive the Bee-PocalypseScienceAlertResearchers have developed a remote-controlled pollinator using a miniature drone equipped with a sticky gel, in what could be a glimpse of the future as more and more bee species become endangered. With extinction pressures on bees and the world's ...and more »

'Drone Bees' Show Pollination Potential As Bee Populations Keep Declining - The Inquisitr;

'Drone Bees' Show Pollination Potential As Bee Populations Keep Declining - The Inquisitr

The Inquisitr'Drone Bees' Show Pollination Potential As Bee Populations Keep DecliningThe InquisitrDrone bees may be lending a helping hand in the pollination process, what with actual bee populations still trending downwards. A report from the Los Angeles Times looked at a new breakthrough from a group of Japanese scientists who were able to create ...and more »

Drones are not able to pollinate food crops yet, testing shows - Pulse Headlines;

Drones are not able to pollinate food crops yet, testing shows - Pulse Headlines

Pulse HeadlinesDrones are not able to pollinate food crops yet, testing showsPulse HeadlinesAbout 30 percent of the world's entire food crops need the help of pollination. Recent reports have shown more than one-third of bee species that perform pollination processes are under serious threat. Some of the crops that are in danger because of ...and more »

These are the tiny drones that could save us if bees go extinct - BGR;

These are the tiny drones that could save us if bees go extinct - BGR

BGRThese are the tiny drones that could save us if bees go extinctBGRAs has been well documented in recent years, the population of many species of bees are in serious peril. The Trump administration is dragging its feet in adding some of the hardest-hit bees on the endangered species list, but scientists in Japan are ...and more »

Serious bees-ness: Pollinator drones could replace endangered insects - RT;

Serious bees-ness: Pollinator drones could replace endangered insects - RT

RTSerious bees-ness: Pollinator drones could replace endangered insectsRTJapanese scientists are developing pollinator drones that can assume the vital role bees normally play in the planet's ecosystem. Dr Eijiro Miyako, from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, experimented with an ionic ...and more »

Imagine a world reliant on robot bees to roam the fields and meadows - Treehugger;

Imagine a world reliant on robot bees to roam the fields and meadows - Treehugger

TreehuggerImagine a world reliant on robot bees to roam the fields and meadowsTreehuggerMother Nature has spent a very long time perfecting the ways in which things work together to ensure their longevity. In mutualistic relationships, different species have adapted to one another to provide services that are mutually beneficial. Think ...and more »

We could get a giant army of drone bees - AOL News;

We could get a giant army of drone bees - AOL News

AOL NewsWe could get a giant army of drone beesAOL NewsThe Christian Science Monitor reports that a third of the world's crops need pollination, and 40 percent of pollinating species face threat of extinction. Some scientists think technology straight out of dystopian science fiction may be able to help us ...and more »

Bee Drones? In Real Life? It's More Likely Than You Think - The Mary Sue;

Bee Drones? In Real Life? It's More Likely Than You Think - The Mary Sue

The Mary SueBee Drones? In Real Life? It's More Likely Than You ThinkThe Mary SueThe world's bees are dying at an alarming rate, and with them, our hopes of maintaining any kind of crop diversity in our fruits and vegetables. Seeing as how we're not due for a change in the way we use pesticides (thought to be the primary cause for ...and more »

Can a Drone Do the Work of Honeybees? - EcoWatch;

Can a Drone Do the Work of Honeybees? - EcoWatch

EcoWatchCan a Drone Do the Work of Honeybees?EcoWatchTen years ago, Japanese chemist Eijiro Miyako was trying to invent a liquid that could work as an electrical conductor. But the sticky gel he created failed, so he shoved it into a cabinet in an uncapped bottle and forgot about it. Recently, during a ...and more »

Tiny Robot Drones Developed To Help Declining Bees Pollinate Plants - IFLScience;

Tiny Robot Drones Developed To Help Declining Bees Pollinate Plants - IFLScience

IFLScienceTiny Robot Drones Developed To Help Declining Bees Pollinate PlantsIFLScienceNo, that is not a flying brillo pad, it's a robot artificial pollinator, duh. Dr Eijiro Miyako. Katy Evans. By Katy Evans · 10/02/2017, 17:48. Researchers in Japan have developed tiny insect-sized drones that can artificially pollinate plants, in a bid ...and more »

These Tiny Drones Could Replace Bees As Natural Pollinators - ValueWalk;

These Tiny Drones Could Replace Bees As Natural Pollinators - ValueWalk

ValueWalkThese Tiny Drones Could Replace Bees As Natural PollinatorsValueWalkAccording to the US Department of Agriculture, about 90% of flowering plants and 35% of food crops rely on animal pollinators to pollinate them. However, the population of key pollinators such as honeybees has been dwindling for years due to viruses ...and more »