As bee populations dwindle, robot bees may pick up some of their pollination slack

by Amina Khan One day, gardeners might not just hear the buzz of bees among their flowers, but the whirr of robots, too. Scientists in Japan say they’ve managed to turn an unassuming drone into a remote-controlled pollinator by attaching horsehairs coated with a special, sticky gel to its underbelly. The system, described in theContinue reading “As bee populations dwindle, robot bees may pick up some of their pollination slack”

Scientists create artifical brain with 2.3 million simulated neurons

Another computer is setting its wits to perform human tasks. But this computer is different. Instead of the tour de force processing of Deep Blue or Watson’s four terabytes of facts of questionable utility, Spaun attempts to play by the same rules as the human brain to figure things out. Instead of the logical eleganceContinue reading “Scientists create artifical brain with 2.3 million simulated neurons”