Madrid students propose ‘UrbanBees,’ flying drones that turn pollution into 3D printing filament

Madrid students propose 'UrbanBees,' flying drones that turn pollution into 3D printing filament

Students at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) in Spain have won a prize for UrbanBees, a 3D printing project which proposes using swarms of bee-like drones to capture contaminating particles in the atmosphere before converting them into filament for 3D printing. Unsure where to get your filament? Scratching your head over the cost of 3D printing materials? Well, how about plucking your next spool from thin air? Incredibly, that’s what a group of students in Madrid are proposing: they say that by using flying “bee” drones to collect pollutants from the air (like a bee harvesting pollen, you […]

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