Urban beehive Philips has just unveiled an innovative urban beehive that enables anyone to harvest fresh hone at home. The pod-like accessory attaches to a hole cut into a pane of glass, and once secured, you’ll be able to peer into the hive while the white entryway on the outside would allow the bees the […]
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Honey bee with sensor. Scientists in Australia have devised a way to pinpoint the causes of the global die-off of bees that pollinate a third of the world’s crops: Attach tiny sensors to 5,000 honey bees, and follow where they fly.
Since monitoring emails and phone calls wasn’t enough, NSA now plans to watch you with super tiny drones
Black Hornet Flying insects have one huge advantage over humans: the gift of enhanced mobility. Insects are small and nimble enough to get into almost any tight space, so it makes sense to create a similarly sized drone for stealth military missions.
Drone packing a shortwave infrared camera to find the pools where larvae are Mosquitoes are a big problem that plagues the world. We have recently seen a sticker that will render the wearer invisible to mosquitoes. Now, Florida, the paradise of marshy wetlands i.e. mosquito breeding grounds, is gearing up for an experiment involving aerial drones […]
Farm 432 Insect Breeding device. The Farm 432 Insect Breeding device is a self-contained black soldier fly habitat that allows the flies to breed and produce up to about a pound of larvae a week, which you will then eat. Mmmmm, black soldier fly larvae. (Photos)
Everyone hates mosquitoes, and the market is flooded with products aimed at getting you rid of the nuisance. A new product, the Kite patch claims to contain natural ingredients that, when worn, make you undetectable to the insects for 48 hours. Better yet, it doesn’t have to be worn on the skin, but will work […]
We think of 3-D printers as desktop machines. But Silk Pavillion, a new, stunning piece of architecture by the Mediated Matter Group at MIT Media Lab brings all of those assumptions into question.
Insects may be the food of the future. In Western societies, eating insects is considered disgusting or even primitive. But 2 billion people elsewhere consume insects on a regular basis. According to a report released last month by the UN, the benefits of using insects as food is so great that it is high time […]
A robot the size of a fly that is able to perform the agile maneuvers of the ubiquitous insects has been created bu scientists in the United States. This “robo-fly”, built from carbon fiber, weighs a fraction of a gram and has super-fast electronic “muscles” to power its wings.
Since he was a child, Russian artist Vadim Zaritsky has loved and collected butterflies. He knows many other collectors and it saddened him to see them throw away damaged butterfly bodies. Then he found a creative way of recycling them. Zaritsky uses the wings to make collages: (Pics)
Assassin bug The assassin bug is less than a centimeter in length and that is something for which, quite possibly, we can be truly grateful! The bug is found in Malaysia and has a trick up its sleeve once it has finished its dinner. It attaches the empty carcases of its victims on its back […]
Imidacloprid is in a lot of commonly used products. The likely culprit in sharp worldwide declines in honeybee colonies since 2006 is imidacloprid, one of the most widely used pesticides, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)…