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Swarm of 1,000 Kilobots cooperates like an ant colony

An autonomous team of swarming robots is the first of its kind on such a scale.

By August 14, 2014

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What if 'Back to the Future 2' were set in 2045 instead of 2015?

We're currently living in the year imagined by the classic sci-fi flick, but what would another sequel look like if it envisioned the future 30 years from today?

By August 29, 2015

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Intel's Edison joins the quest to save the bees

Tiny radio-frequency identification chips attached to bees will be paired with Intel Edison boards to monitor the bees' activities and help the fight against colony collapse disorder.

By August 24, 2015

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Bird steals camera, shoots aerial footage of penguin colony

A hungry bird, mistaking a camouflaged camera for a penguin egg, becomes an unwitting film-maker.

By January 19, 2014

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Scientists put backpacks on bees to study colony collapse

Australian scientists are fitting bees with tiny sensors so they can monitor and study the insects' drastically diminishing populations.

By January 14, 2014

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CSIRO puts backpacks on bees to study colony collapse

The CSIRO is fitting bees with tiny sensors so that it can monitor and study the drastically diminishing bee population.

By January 14, 2014

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Natural selection: Mama robot builds self-evolving baby-bots

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have built a robot that can build other robots, test them, and improve on the results.

By August 18, 2015

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Watch what happens when you disturb a hive of 40,000 killer bees

A film crew making a Smithsonian Channel documentary about bees captures slo-mo footage of an attacking swarm of angry killer bees that will you make you thankful you're not a documentary-film maker.

By August 15, 2015

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Is kombucha tough enough to survive the extremes of space?

You can find it at your local natural grocery store, but kombucha can also be found bolted to the outside of the International Space Station.

By August 3, 2015

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NASA spots nearest rocky super-Earth at just 21 light-years away

NASA's Spitzer telescope confirms a new neighbor in the form of a larger-than-Earth rocky planet outside our solar system.

By July 31, 2015