Blue Orchard Bee to the Rescue | UMBC Industry News

The UMBC Community Garden was founded by students in 2014 and includes research plots, a regenerative permaculture food forest, and a bee hive. Committed to sustainability and green space, UMBC continues to be a source of conservationist inspiration. In this week’s Industry Roundup, we take a peek into the world of bees and how they are coming to the farmer’s rescue. We also take a peek into Africa’s environmental transformation, quantum computers, SIM attacks, and Artificial General Intelligence.

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The Blue Orchard Bee to Farmer’s Rescue

Honeybee populations are on a fast decline, and that could be devastating to our agriculture. Now growers are turning to an alternate species called Blue Orchard Bees, and the results have been impressive.

Magical Trees bring Needed Nutrients

gao tree

The Gao tree has brought one of the largest-scale environmental transformations to Africa. This transformation was fueled not by a UN-funded climate change restoration project, but rather by local farmers who have faith in the might of a magically resilient tree.

Characterizing Quantum Computers


To validate a quantum computer requires a deep analysis that extends beyond the 1s and 0s of a classical computer. That’s where qubits come into the picture.

How to Protect Yourself Against a SIM Attack


Well, experts agree, if a SIM hijacker attacks your mobile device, there’s not a whole lot you can do to stop them. The better news is that there are a few things you can do to protect yourself from getting attacked in the first place. This article goes into a few ideas.

Most Sought-After Goal of Computer Science Is Here


A significant milestone in the computer science field has been achieved by company DeepMind who has sought Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) for years. Through their Impala architecture, it seems AGI is right around the corner.

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