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2013-10-09 23:02:47

William Sklaroff, South Florida’s own Willie the Bee Man, is expanding his business, Willie the Bee Man, Inc., by introducing a new website, a redesigned logo, and several social media programs. Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Africanized killer bees ARE in Florida. There is no doubt about it. In March of 2013 two park rangers in Tampa were hospitalized after being swarmed by over 100,000 of these pests; numerous dogs, several horses, and three people have been killed by Africanized...

Discovering Why And How Swarming Evolved
2013-06-05 14:46:40

Michigan State University Many animals — from locusts to fish — live in groups and swarm, but scientists aren't sure why or how this behavior evolved. Now a multidisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists has used a model system to show for the first time that predator confusion can make prey evolve swarming behavior. Swarming allows groups of animals to accomplish tasks that they can't do alone, such as defending themselves from a much larger predator....

Killer Bees Attack Florida Man And Pet Dog, Dog Dies
2013-04-21 07:01:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A swarm of killer bees attacked a 65-year-old Florida man and his dog Thursday afternoon (April 18) before turning their attention on the firefighters who responded to his 911 call for help, according to various media reports. The man, Robert Denmark of West Park, Florida, was giving his pet Ricco a bath when they were swarmed by bees from a nearby tree, reports Penny Eims of Examiner.com. Denmark attempted to spray them using a...

Swarms Of Tiny Robots May Be The Wave Of The Future
2013-03-28 14:55:21

Watch the video "Robot Swarms" Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Sheffield in the UK are currently developing robot swarms that could eventually lead to a better understanding of how a group of machines could work in concert to accomplish a given task. The robotics team has been working with a group of 40 robots capable of acting as a group to perform tasks such as pushing an object across a floor. “There are a lot of swarm...

2012-08-02 23:01:23

Most companies exterminate bees to remove them and almost always use harmful chemicals and pesticides to kill the bees, leaving a carbon footprint on the environment in so doing, Bee Green Natural Bee Removal is an environmentally safe bee removal company using non-toxic substances, and gives the live bees to local bee keepers. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 02, 2012 Bee Green Natural Bee Removal, a company based in Los Angeles, has come up with an ingenious way of removing unwanted...

Logic Gate Study Analyzes Crab-Inspired Computing
2012-04-16 04:05:12

A team of scientists from Japan and the UK have built a computer that is inspired by a most unusual source -- the real-life movements and swarming behavior of soldier crabs, PCMag.com's David Murphy and Wired UK's Olivia Solon reported over the weekend. The researchers, who are affiliated with Kobe University and the University of the West of England (UWE), devised the system for defining computer logic based on the crabs' movements and their "natural tendency for swarming," which...

2012-03-24 04:03:57

On its own, an ant is not particularly clever. But in a community, the insects can solve complicated tasks. Researchers intend to put this "swarm intelligence" to use in the logistics field. Lots of autonomous transport shuttles would provide an alternative to traditional materials-handling technology. The orange-colored vehicle begins moving with a quiet whirr. Soon afterwards the next shuttles begin to move, and before long there are dozens of mini-transporters rolling around in the...

Bee Behavior Mimics Brain Neuron Function
2011-12-09 07:40:14

A new study of bees has come to the conclusion that bee swarm communication works similarly to that of neurons in the human brain. The study, published in the December 9 issue of Science, found that bees use inhibitory “stop” signals to prohibit the scout bees from completing a waggle dance that helps bees learn the directions of competing sites for new hives. This behavior helps to ensure that the best homesite is found for the hive. Thomas Seeley, a biologist from Cornell...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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