Many marine animals use echolocation to locate food or to communicate. However, sonar, and other man-made machines are causing distress to these animals.
- Is it more important to protect the animals or is it necessary to use these machines for human progress?
High-rise farming as a hobby in Tokyo for urbanites.
- What are the potential benefits?
- What are some issues?
Smog in China has cause serious issues for its inhabitants. A machine has been invented to suck in the smog particles, filter out the carbon, and release the clean air to places such as playgrounds. The carbon collected can then be put under pressure in a machine to create diamonds.
Grandview Aquarium, located in a shopping mall in Guangzhou, China, houses its animals, many which are endangered, in appalling conditions. The animals are showing signs of distress.
Honeyguides in northern Mozambique realize that when a man makes a special trilling sound, he wants to find a bees’ nest—and its delectable honey.
Birds that hear this trill often lead human hunters to a nest, receiving a reward of honeycomb.
The bird’s job is to fly from tree to tree, calling and leading the person on, until the team reaches a bees’ nest. The person’s—more painful—job is to extract the nest.
The oddball partnership arises from complementary skills and deficits. Honeyguides excel at locating bees’ nests, but a bird that tries to steal some of the tasty reward could easily be stung to death. (See “Hello, Honey! 10 Sweet Photos of Bees.”)
Humans can help by wielding axes to chop bees’ nests out of trees and by lighting fires, creating smoke that subdues bees. But humans “are not so good at finding bees’ nests,” says study leader Claire Spottiswoode, a field biologist at the U.K.’s University of Cambridge and the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
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