Navigation Links
How bumblebees find efficient routes without a GPS
Date:9/20/2012

which they learn through trial and error is quite extraordinary for bumblebees as this complex behaviour was thought to be one which only larger-brained animals were capable of," Professor Chittka said.

"Interestingly, we also found that if we removed a flower, bees continued looking at that location even if it was empty for an extended period of time. It seems bees don't easily forget a fruitful flower."

The scientists used motion-triggered web cams and tiny bumblebee-mounted radar transponders to track the bumblebees. The recordings on the flowers showed that bees exhibited considerable individuality each one had a favoured arrival and departure direction, different from the other bees.

Head of Computational and Systems Biology at Rothamsted Research, Professor Chris Rawlings, added: "This is an exciting result because it shows that seemingly complex behaviours can be described by relatively simple rules which can be described mathematically.

"This means we can now use mathematics to inform us when bee behaviour might be affected by their environment and to assess, for example, the impact of changes in the landscape."


'/>"/>
Contact: Bridget Dempsey
b.dempsey@qmul.ac.uk
44-020-788-23004
Queen Mary, University of London
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Computer model pinpoints prime materials for efficient carbon capture
2. Surviving without ice
3. Survival without water: A key trait of an aquatic invader to spread
4. NPointer from Neurotechnology Uses Hand Gestures to Control and Navigate Computer Programs Without a Mouse or Touchpad
5. Production of chemicals without petroleum
6. Plant growth without light control
7. Feeding without the frenzy
8. How to make high-end perfumes without whale barf
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2015)... --Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hdgz7h/global_iris ) has ... Market 2015-2019" report to their offering. ... grow at a CAGR of 23.5 percent over the ... scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Iris ... market size, the report considers the revenue generated from ...
(Date:3/24/2015)... BEACH GARDENS, Fla. , March 24, 2015 ... biometric identity management solutions, today announced that its ... premium clothing accessory retailer Goorin Bros . ... The Crossmatch biometrics-based solution secures access to the ... from the increased risk of data breaches. ...
(Date:3/23/2015)... LOS ANGELES , March 23, 2015  In ... in Federal fraud case conviction losses. This figure accounts ... fraud, which, according to The Nilson Report, exceeds $11 ... an investigative tool after a crime has occurred. Investor ... Agent and polygraph expert Joe Paolella partnered ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Iris Recognition Market 2015-2019 with 3M Cogent, Bioenable Technologies, Cross Match Technology, Iris ID Systems & Safran Dominating 2Crossmatch Fingerprint Readers Help Retailer Prevent Data Breaches at Point-of-Sale 2Polygraph Test Now Used to Protect Investors From Fraud 2Polygraph Test Now Used to Protect Investors From Fraud 3
... German . , Mild environmental conditions are a ... high concentrations are detrimental to both humans and to simpler ... that all biological functions in the cells come to a ... hostile conditions where we still find life? Scientists at the ...
... shows that the world is losing the battle over ... and human well-being. Published online today in the ... and the Environment , the review concludes we are ... immediate global, multi-pronged conservation approach to avert the worst ...
... help forge an agenda for maintaining the independence of ... corporate influence. Dr. James Hansen, Director of the NASA ... "Threat to the Planet: The Dark and Bright Sides ... leading authority on climate change and the need to ...
Cached Biology News:Purple extremist thrives under inhospitable conditions 2Purple extremist thrives under inhospitable conditions 3Looming tropical disaster needs urgent action 2NASA scientist James Hansen to speak at July 11 conference on 'Rejuvenating Public Sector Science' 2
(Date:4/21/2015)... and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. ... (NASDAQ: UTHR ) announced today that it will ... open on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. United ... 28, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time.  The teleconference ... 1-970-315-0533.  A rebroadcast of the teleconference will be available ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... 21, 2015 A leading manufacturer of ... slated to discuss its custom fabrication services today at ... website, which launched just prior to the INTERPHEX event. ... 21, 22 and 23) at the Javits Center in ... the world’s largest and most innovative pharmaceutical and biotech ...
(Date:4/20/2015)... -- Stent retriever thrombectomy, an endovascular technique that ... reduced disability after stroke, according to a groundbreaking ... the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN).  ... forward that will change the way we approach ... who is associate professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery ...
(Date:4/20/2015)... , April 20, 2015 ... for healing bone injuries. The orthobiologics market is a ... for its stakeholders. The global orthobiologics market report defines ... of revenue. The global orthobiologics market was valued at ... $7,900.2 million by 2019, at a CAGR of 6.7% ...
Breaking Biology Technology:HOLLOWAY AMERICA to Reveal Newly Designed Responsive Website at INTERPHEX 2015 Today 2HOLLOWAY AMERICA to Reveal Newly Designed Responsive Website at INTERPHEX 2015 Today 3SVIN President Tudor Jovin, MD, Co-Leads Groundbreaking Stroke Study In The New England Journal Of Medicine 2SVIN President Tudor Jovin, MD, Co-Leads Groundbreaking Stroke Study In The New England Journal Of Medicine 3Global Orthobiologics Market is Expected to Reach $7,900.2 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 6.7% from 2014 to 2019 2Global Orthobiologics Market is Expected to Reach $7,900.2 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 6.7% from 2014 to 2019 3
... Janesville, Wis. - Fighting cancer and disposing of ... first glance. However, a small company in Janesville has ... tackle both problems simultaneously. , , NorthStar Nuclear Medicine, ... an agent for cancer research and treatment by processing ...
... between the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the ... shown that thousands of sleeping computers can unravel the ... a program first developed at Technion for identifying the ... families, has since grown to operate on 200 computers ...
... a developer of radiation therapy technology, has installed its second ... medical center based in Duarte, Calif. , ,The facility, a ... a growing number of treatment centers that have purchased a ... able to produce a 3-dimensional image of a tumor and ...
Cached Biology Technology:NorthStar finds cancer-fighting use for nuclear fuel 2UW links with Israeli school to locate genes 2UW links with Israeli school to locate genes 3
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant JRKL. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = JRKL...
Mouse monoclonal antibody to ST8SIA2 - ST8 alpha-N-acetyl-neuraminide alpha-2,8-sialyltransferase 2...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant COG2. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = COG2...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant RAB11B. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = RAB11B...
Biology Products: