5. Honeybee Swarms Show How to Design Smart Lighting Systems
When honeybees swarm, colony members fly together for several miles to a chosen nest site of which most of them do not know the location. By studying their swarming behavior and, specifically, the “mechanisms underlying swarm guidance and cohesion,” Ohio State University researchers have found solutions for how to control energy efficient “smart lighting” systems.
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