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Sometimes a crab-shaped rock on Mars is just a crab-shaped rock

Eagle-eyed alien fans spotted a crab-like formation in a Mars photo. It joins an illustrious lineage of weird objects photographed on the Red Planet.

By August 4, 2015


'Prehistoric meat' from 1951 dinner turns out to be a mammoth ruse

When you explore the far reaches of the globe, no ordinary dinner will do. But woolly mammoth and giant ground sloth? More hoax than haute cuisine, new research says.

By February 4, 2016


7-foot crab robot may be future of underwater exploration

Crabster CR200, designed to overcome mobility challenges in rough water, is also a frighteningly awesome-looking robot.

By July 30, 2013


Crab dinner inspires cancer-removing robot

Researchers in Singapore create a robot that can remove early-stage stomach cancer, and it's all thanks to a chili crab dinner.

By February 3, 2012


Buzz Out Loud 864: Crabs in a bucket

In today's show, Molly gets a new favorite metaphor, Apple deletes the very thought that you should run antivirus on a Mac, .Tel gets our wallets at the ready, and poor widdle Windows' market share drops below 90 percent. The horror!

By December 3, 2008


Buzz Out Loud 765: Thank goodness for robot crabs

I'm so sick of saying the name of that darn phone, but the fact of the matter is, people want to hear about it. So we do one more day about the weekend issues and thank goodness for Microsoft and Yahoo giving us something else to talk about. And robot cr

By July 14, 2008


Robot crabs coming to an office near you

Latest in a line of minirobotic toys from Greenville, Texas-based Hexbug, due for release next month, may appeal to more than just kids as its "feelers" help it roam around (and hide).

By July 14, 2008


New material may soon make cars scratch-free

Scientists at the University of Southern Mississippi developed a polyurethan coating that heals its own scratches when exposed to sunlight. This breakthrough uses chitosan, a substance found in the shells of crabs and shrimp, to make scratches in polymer

By March 16, 2009


Industrial design takes cues from bugs, leaves, crabs

Researchers are studying nature to find ways to do everything from conserving energy to creating better skid-resistance. Photos: Nature's brainstorms

By October 27, 2006