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Old January 26 2013, 01:08 PM   #8
JarodRussell
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Re: Robobees and the future of the bee

Meanwhile, a few different universities are trying to come up with nanobots that may eventually function like bees (Robobees). While a novel idea and noble ambition, I don't think that they'll ever really manage to recreate a bee's behavior and capability within our lifetimes. Still, the present concern is to achieve pollination of plants, not to create honey. I wonder if scientists could ever create fully artificial bees that would produce designer honey.
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What if our ancestors have already done that before?
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