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5 Insects You Might Want In Your Machinery

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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.

Bugs in the machine can have their benefits.

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3:20AM PDT on Apr 4, 2014

Thank you

9:33AM PDT on Jul 1, 2013

thank you for the interesting story 1/7

4:36AM PDT on Apr 18, 2013

interesting

4:59AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

Interesting and nice that the animals aren't harmed.

9:35AM PDT on Apr 15, 2013

Interesting!! But leave the worms in the earth where they belong...thanks

2:36AM PST on Feb 12, 2013

Thanks

2:35AM PST on Feb 12, 2013

ty

12:10AM PST on Jan 30, 2013

Very interesting. Hope they leave the poor earthworms in peace though.

11:09AM PST on Jan 24, 2013

Interesting. Tks.

2:26AM PST on Jan 20, 2013

great stuff ! thanks for sharing

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