Letters to the Editor
Bee movie?03/21/2006 - 14:55 Humans & Society
In the article about using harmonic reflected signals to track bees ("The Trouble with Chasing a Bee," SN: 1/14/06, p. 23), I thought it was interesting to note that the original technology was created by the Russians as a spy device. The technology is still being used for a form of spying.
Dwight ElveySanta Cruz, Calif.Birdy gurdy
I was surprised to read...
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