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Reach out and feed someone: Automated system finds rapid honeybee communication networks

January 29, 2018

By developing a system that allows automated, in-depth monitoring of the social interactions of honeybees, researchers have now uncovered an unexpected property of the bee social network that may someday help in the design of more effective human and machine communication systems.Full Story

Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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