Bumblebees Can Sense Electric Fields Using Hairs

“There is, all the time, a background electric field in the atmosphere,” Sutton explained to NPR. “Any plant that’s connected to the ground will generate its own electric field just by interactions with the atmosphere.”

To see if the hairs were connected to the bees’ ability to read this electric field, Sutton’s team measured both the movement of hairs using tiny lasers and the electrical activity at the bottom of hair cells using a tiny electrode. They found that the hairs move toward or away from electrical currents created by flowers, similar to how human hairs are attracted to static electricity.

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George brothers say portable wind turbine can be a game changer

It’s around the size of a ceiling fan and costs about the same price as a new Apple iphone.

But this wind turbine can generate three to five kilowatt hours of electricity daily – enough to power a home.

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Naomi Wolf: What Really Matters in This Election Cycle

It is clear that the old left-versus-right duality, the lens through which we have been asked to view American politics, is really dead—or rather, that we can now see that it is a distraction. The understanding that we are in a time in which the real conflicts are not conservative versus liberal, but the many … Read moreNaomi Wolf: What Really Matters in This Election Cycle