US: Researchers at the Oregon State University (OSU) plan to build a GPS device which is small enough to be put on the back of a bee.
The population of Bumblebee, a key pollinator, is on the decline worldwide. Researchers believe that if bees stop pollinating, about a third of the food we eat wouldn”t even be around. Therefore, OSU scientists have planned to track local bumblebee populations. Entomology professor Sujaya Rao has joined hands with engineers at the University to develop a GPS-based mini wireless tracking device that could be glued to the back of the insect. It may take another two years before the miniature GPS devices are built.