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cockroach

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Cold-loving cockroaches invade New York, scientists confirm

A cold-tolerant species of roach is calling New York City home and fueling the nightmares of residents.

By December 9, 2013

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Google Doodle celebrates Franz Kafka with a cockroach

The search giant's new Doodle honors the 130th birthday of the famous writer.

By July 3, 2013

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Future of search and rescue: Cockroaches piloted by Kinect

By fitting cockroaches with microphones and speakers, rescuers may be able to detect voices of people in trapped buildings.

By June 28, 2013

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RoboRoach: Control a live cyborg cockroach from your phone

In what they dub a marriage of behavioral neuroscience and neural engineering, the minds at Backyard Brains have mounted a Kickstarter project that lets you build your own cyborg out of a bug.

By June 12, 2013

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9 apps to help make a crazy Thanksgiving more bearable

Expecting Uncle Bob and Grandpa Joe to get into their usual Thanksgiving debate? Crave's Michael Franco has some apps to help you deal with everything from shouting matches to awkward silences.

By November 25, 2014

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Cyborg roaches can save your life -- or be your wireless carrier

Researchers have created creepy "biobots" wired up to microphones that seek out the source of sounds to help find and rescue disaster survivors.

By November 6, 2014

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Tap Twitter, control a cockroach

Almost as certain as death and taxes is the cockroach. Now one artist has turned the tables on the pesky arthropod by taming it with some tech components and Twitter.

By December 26, 2012

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Dicebot rolls the dice for you, tweets a photo back

Are you feeling lucky? Then try out Dicebot, a combination of a robot and a Twitter account that remotely rolls a real pair of dice.

By June 19, 2014

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Eek! Remote-controlled cyborg cockroaches are real

Scientists with a high tolerance for creepy-crawlies have figured out how to create and control cyborg cockroaches.

By September 10, 2012

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The 404 1,437: Where we need to use your can (podcast)

On today's 404: One man's social battle against the Subway sandwich Twitter account, an app that overtakes your ears, a toilet-sharing service called AirPnp, and Keurig announces DRM instant coffee.

By March 4, 2014