TIL that, in June 2020, a team of researchers in Japan used a drone that shot pollen-dusted soap bubbles to pollinate a pear orchard; 95% of the flowers bore fruit, which was the same success rate as hand-pollinating by whatilearned May 26, 2021, 6:55 pm Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53081194 What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote borebubblesdroneflowersfruithandpollinatingJapanJuneorchardpearpollendustedpollinaterateresearchersshotsoapSuccessteamTILToday I learned See more Previous article Insulin Pumps May Outperform Daily Injections for Type 2 Diabetes: Study 6-month blood sugar control was better with the devices compared to needles, researchers say Next article Steroid Shots May Not Help Back Pain Exercise or surgery might be better options for narrowing of the spinal canal, researchers report 5 Comments Leave a Reply I always wanted to be a pilot. Now I want to be a bubble shooting drone pilot. Log in to Reply If the world killed all the bees, we could use drones instead? Log in to Reply Pollen dusted soap bubbles sounds like a badly translated insult Log in to Reply The Japanese always surprise me with their creativeness. Whenever they buy American weapons they always end up making really impressive upgrades to them. Like they replaced the Sparrow missiles on the F-15 with a long range ramjet powered missile that had the best missile radar in the world at the time. They also built a semi-stealth F-16 called the F-2, which has a 90% reduction in radar return. It was so successful that the US ended up bringing the tech home and upgrading the F-16 with it. They also equipped it with the best fighter radar in the world. Every fighter since has used the same type of radar. The F-2 was actually the most advanced fighter in the world until the F-22 entered service. They’re also quietly designing a new 6th generation fighter that will be the most advanced in the world when it enters service. The Japanese are incredibly advanced. They just don’t brag about it very much. Log in to Reply Incredible achievement Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.