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Ancient amber proves early insects were keen on high society

"Downton Abbey" has nothing on these ants and termites. Thanks to 100-million-year-old amber, we now have even earlier proof that insects have long known something about social class.

By February 11, 2016

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Helicopter lands like an insect with DARPA's robotic landing gear

It's got legs and it knows how to use them. A new experiment by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency outfits an unmanned helicopter with legs that can land on uneven surfaces.

By September 14, 2015

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Flying bee robot uses an insect-inspired eye

BeeRotor is the first aerial robot that can fly over uneven terrain using visual input to stabilise -- not an accelerometer.

By March 10, 2015

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Scientists name hairy little beetle after Chewbacca

A newly discovered beetle gets a very big name as Star Wars-fan scientists pay tribute to everyone's favorite tall, furry alien.

By April 29, 2016

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Praying mantises get fitted with 3D glasses, watch bug movies

Giving whole new meaning to the term "bug eyed," researchers glue tiny glasses to the weird insect that sees and hunts in 3D in hopes of understanding 3D vision better.

By January 8, 2016

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Crave Ep. 223: Tiny RoboBee could be first of flying, swimming robot swarm

Engineers at Harvard have built an insect-sized flying robot that can also swim. One step closer to that drone insect swarm army.

By October 22, 2015

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Robotic bee goes for a fly and a swim

Harvard's bee-inspired RoboBee is now the first insect-sized robot that can both fly and swim.

By October 21, 2015

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Crave Ep. 158: Bill Gates feeds his own blood to insects, for science!

Bill Gates pledges $40 million -- and his own blood -- to the Indonesia Health Fund. Plus, underwear that protects your private parts from public radiation.

By May 2, 2014

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Bill Gates feeds his own blood to insects, for science!, Ep. 158

Bill Gates pledges $40 million -- and his own blood -- to the Indonesia Health Fund. Plus, underwear that protects your private parts from public radiation.

By May 2, 2014

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A hybrid insect-human camera lens

This footage was shot with a tiny prototype lens being developed at Ohio State University. It combines features of insect eye lenses, such as their wide angle of view, with those of a human eye, such as the ability to shift the focus. Here, the lens focuses on letters positioned at various distances to demonstrate depth of field.

By September 20, 2013