We could get a giant army of drone bees

Bees are dying globally at an alarming rate.

The Christian Science Monitor reports that a third of the world's crops need pollination, and 40 percent of pollinating species face threat of extinction.

Some scientists think technology straight out of dystopian science fiction may be able to help us in the future.

The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has created a tiny drone that can pollinate flowers by sticking horsehairs to it and adding a gel to pick up the pollen.

Though the device worked well during trials, experts not involved in the study say creating drone bees would be too pricey to pollinate all the crops in the world.

Unfortunately, we can't count on drone bees for global pollination -- but we can count on computer-generated bees for global entertainment.

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