Wal-Mart Files Patents for Robotic Bees: Anticipating When Bees Become Extinct? (Videos)

Science, Science And technology

by N.Morgan 


In the last decade, bee colonies have seen a drastic decline in numbers and many believe that Monsanto products are responsible for this hit to our environment and to the bee population.

If this trend continues bees may join other species that have become extinct.

Bees are not completely extinct yet, but they might as well be.

Because big corporations don’t want to see a 3/4 decrease in crop yields with the declining bee populations, they decided to simply replace them with robotic bees.

Like a drug, the use of robotic bees instead of using limited resources to try and save the dying bees is the preferred option for farmers both big and small.

This is not fiction: recently Wal-Mart filed a patent for robotic bees.

They aren’t the only people to try and develop them in recent years.

These ‘Robo-Bees’ Can Dive, Swim, and Jump

The autonomous, robotic bee replacements would pollinate crops just like bees, but at the mercy of corporations who own them and know how to produce them.

They would be like little drones, transporting pollen from plant to plant, utilizing cameras and sensors to detect the location of plants and flowers.

The patent filing was first reported by CB Insights.

Alongside 5 other patents for farming drones this one was spotted.

One drone found in the patents could monitor the health of crops, and another could identify pests.

According to Science Alert:

“In recent years, scientists have searched for solutions to the decline of honeybees, which pollinate nearly one-third of the food we eat and are dying at unprecedented rates largely because of a phenomenon called colony collapse disorder. (In 2017, however, these deaths declined from the year prior.)

Harvard University researchers introduced the first RoboBees in 2013. At the time, the bee-size robots could only fly and hover midair when tethered to a power source, but they have advanced since then.

Today, the RoboBees can also stick to surfaces, swim underwater, and dive in and out of water.”

Tiny, Robotic Bees Could Change the World | National Geographic

If the idea is not enticing to the imagination, this could be considered a particularly scary idea to the common people, not only for the fact that bees could really become extinct and be replaced with robotic pollinators that are controlled by corporations who just want to turn a profit.

A power differential between the corporations who wield this technology and the regular people who live paycheck to paycheck would be enormous.

This technology could actually create a vicious incentive for those who wield it, to destroy the remaining pollinators and ensure that people require their technology.

In fact, the people who are killing the bees can be easily identified as corporations who make bee massacring pesticides, like Monsanto-Bayer, or DOW-Du Pont.








What Really Killed the Aztecs and It Wasn’t What You Think (Video)

Archaeology, Science, Science And technology

by N.Morgan


The mystery that has surrounded the end of the Aztec civilization may have finally been solved.

It has been 500 years since the Aztec Empire fell during the Cocoliztli epidemic, leaving behind a legacy that has been reduced to human sacrifices, fancy temples, and intricate carvings.

In the mid 16th century, the Aztecs began dying in large numbers.

Estimates place the death toll between 7 and 17 million. Whatever the infected had caused them to bleed, vomit, and develop red spots on their skin before they perished.

Five centuries later, and scientists now think they know which horrible disease was responsible: salmonella.

In a recent study published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, molecular paleopathologist Kirsten Bos and her team analyzed DNA from the teeth of Aztecs who died during one of two waves of disease (first in 1545, then again in 1576).

It was an analytical technique that was really the game-changer for us, ” Bos said. The major advancement was this algorithm...It offers a method of analyzing many, many, many small DNA fragments that we get, and actually identifying, by species name, the bacteria that are represented.”

The specific bacteria the program was able to pinpoint was Salmonella enterica Paratyphi C, but it was not able to identify its source.

One common belief is that the disease was brought to Mexico by the Europeans, but other studies have suggested that the bacteria originated in the land of the Aztecs and was made worse by drought.

“The Europeans who were observing the symptoms didn’t know what it was, and Europeans got it as well,” said Bos. But while they may not have been responsible for delivering the deadly package, the invaders did help open it.”

We know that Europeans very much changed the landscape once they entered the new world.

“They introduced new livestock, [and] there was lots of social disruption among the indigenous population which would have increased their susceptibility to infectious disease.”





The Elite Want to Transfer Consciousness to a New Body in Quest for Immortality (Video)

Politics, Power Elite

(N.Morgan) Hidden away in secret labs, huge experiments are quietly taking place, cures being tested, and procedure results being observed and noted, all special treatments which only the ultra-rich can afford.

The Elite of the world have been on a never ending quest to find a way to trick Death and be able to live forever.

In the video below, Melissa Dykes discusses this special medical research, and the implications the research from these secret labs may hold for our future.






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Injectable Oxygen Particle That Enables Life Without Breathing (Video)

Health, Science And technology, Uncategorized

(N.Morgan) An innovative team of scientists at the Boston Children’s Hospital have invented what is considered to be one the greatest medical breakthroughs in recent years.

They have created a microparticle that can be injected directly into a person’s bloodstream that will quickly oxygenate their blood.

This will even work if the ability to breathe has been restricted or cut off entirely.

This discovery has the potential to save millions of lives every year. The microparticles can keep an subject alive for up to 30 min after respiratory failure.

This is accomplished through an injection into the patients’ veins.

Once injected, the microparticles can oxygenate the blood to near normal levels.

This has countless potential uses as it allows life to continue when oxygen is needed but unavailable.

For medical professionals, this is just enough time to sidestep the risk of a heart attack or permanent brain damage that occurs when oxygen is restricted or cut off to patients brain or heart.

The doctor who first began the study is  Dr. John Kheir, who works in the Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Cardiology.

He found inspiration for the drug in 2006, when he was treating a girl in the ICU who had a severe case of pneumonia.

At the time, the girl didn’t have a breathing tube and she suffered from a pulmonary hemorrhage.

This means her lungs had begin to fill up with blood and due to this she went into cardiac arrest.

It took doctors about 25 minutes to remove enough blood from her lungs to allow her to breath.

As a result of the lack of oxygen, the girl’s brain was severely damaged and she eventually died.

Microparticle Composition

The microparticles used are composed of oxygen gas pocketed in a layer of lipids.

A Lipid is a natural molecule that can store energy and act as a part of a cell membrane and they can be made of many things such as wax, vitamins, phospholipids, and in this case fat is the lipid that stores the oxygen.

These microparticles are approximately two to four micrometers in length and carry roughly three to four times the oxygen content of our own red blood cells.

In the past researchers had a difficult time succeeding as prior tests caused gas embolism.

This meant that the gas molecules would become stuck trying to squeeze through the capillaries.

They corrected this issue by packaging them into small deformable particles rather ones where the structure was rigid.

Potential Future Uses

Medical: The distinct medical uses where the microparticles can be used to save off death from a restriction in breathing due to inflammation of the lungs, collapsed lungs, and the like.

It would be good to have these injections ready in hospitals and ambulances for when the time is needed.

Military: Can you imagine a navy seals capability when they wouldn’t need to surface for air and could stay underwater for over 20 minutes?

If a boat was to begin to sink, you could shoot yourself as the boat is going down to ensure you aren’t drowned in the under current of the sinking vessel.

How about for toxic gases when a face mask is unavailable.

The military could have a number of uses for such a medical advancement.

Private Sector: This can be utilized as a precaution for anything nautical where the potential to drown is a real danger.

Deep sea rescue crews could inject themselves prior to making a rescue, underwater welders can use it in case they become stuck or air is lost to their suits.

The potential use for anything water related seems extremely worthwhile.

The video below discusses this medical breakthrough in more depth.


Injectable Oxygen Particle Helps People Survive Without Breathing



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