Millipede swarms disrupting Japan’s trains for 50 years only emerge every eight years, study finds

Scientists have determined the swarms of thousands of millipedes that infest parts of Japan aren’t random. The arthropods, which gather in clusters so large they can delay train traffic, are on a unique eight-year life cycle. This makes the ‘train millipedes’ the only other periodical animal besides cicadas, and the only non-insect. Researchers uncovered the … Read more Millipede swarms disrupting Japan’s trains for 50 years only emerge every eight years, study finds

Robot Wars: Army chief says military of the future will use unmanned vehicles and ‘swarms of drones’

Robot Wars: British Army chief General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith says UK military of the future will use unmanned vehicles and ‘swarms of drones’ controlled by ‘motherships’ Gen Carleton-Smith spoke at home of secretive 77 Brigade in Berkshire It helps counter Covid disinformation and disrupt extremist activities online  General said military will grow special operations and … Read more Robot Wars: Army chief says military of the future will use unmanned vehicles and ‘swarms of drones’

A team of engineers are building insect-sized robot swarms that could be used to explore space

Move over Mars rover! A team of engineers are building insect-sized robot swarms to explore other planets CSU Northridge engineers are developing tiny insect-like robot swarms The team was given a $538,000 grant from the Department of Defense The robot swarms could eventually replace rovers in exploring other planets By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com Published: … Read more A team of engineers are building insect-sized robot swarms that could be used to explore space

From avoiding a cricked back to swarms of insects to…we reveal a guide to being a healthy gardener

Research has linked being green-fingered to everything from higher vitamin D levels to lower blood pressure. And last month, a study in the journal Neurology listed gardening as one of a handful of activities that could lower the risk of dementia in old age. This is thought to be down to the combination of physical … Read more From avoiding a cricked back to swarms of insects to…we reveal a guide to being a healthy gardener

Huge swarms of locusts rip through 500,000 acres of crops in Ethiopia

Billions of locusts have laid waste to 500,000 acres of Ethiopian cropland and unleashed a food crisis.  A United Nations report found that the devastation caused by the swarms have left millions of citizens in need of emergency food aid.     The findings from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, which recently concluded a joint assessment … Read more Huge swarms of locusts rip through 500,000 acres of crops in Ethiopia