Montag, 6. April 2009

When bees become environmental detectives

In the future, bees won't just be busy supplying us with delicious honey - they'll also be acting as environmental detectives. Or at least they will be when they're working for the Center for Telematics, which is coming to HANNOVER MESSE 2009 to show exactly what this new role entails.

It may sound bee-musing, but the principle is sound: All the bees belonging to a single hive are fitted with minute RFID chips, which means that each individual bee can be identified. Equipped with their new state-of-the-art gadgetry, the bees can then begin collecting pollen from their surrounding environment. Once they return to their beehive, the pollen they bring back is analyzed. Any pollutants detected during analysis can then be traced back to a specific location - all thanks to the bees.

Zentrum für Telematik e. V.
Allesgrundweg 12
97218 Gerbrunn
Tel.: +49 931 - 3292954-10
Fax: +49 931 - 3292954-11
Contact at HANNOVER MESSE 2009:
Prof. Klaus Schilling
Hall 2, Stand A54, partner in: Bayern Innovativ
Stand tel.: +49 511 - 89-651500

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