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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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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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Crave Ep. 198: Bionic ants infest our lives -- and our nightmares

Beautifully designed autonomous bionic ants work together to solve a common task, taking life lessons from their role models, actual insects.

By April 2, 2015

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Amazon Dash Buttons seem cool, but we want more customizability (Tomorrow Daily 155)

We like the idea of Amazon's new Dash Buttons, but we're also kind of bummed they only have specific products and companies to choose from. Also, we'd love for Dash Buttons to work with Amazon Now, so we can get our (literal) one-click orders ASAP.

By April 2, 2015

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We want an Amazon Dash Button that orders a fresh pizza (Tomorrow Daily 155)

On today's show, Khail and Ashley take a look at Festo's new robot insects, discuss how they'd use Amazon's new Dash buttons and show you ARC, a pen that aims to help Parkinson's patients with handwriting difficulties. #TDDash

By April 2, 2015

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Festo unleashes new robotic swarm of ants and butterflies

Biology-inspired robotics company Festo has revealed its latest animal robots -- cooperative ants and lightweight butterflies.

By March 26, 2015

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Camping lantern promises to create a force field against bugs

Using a butane cartridge and a compound derived from chrysanthemum flowers, this lantern might become your new best camping buddy.

By March 25, 2015

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Watch a squadron of bees build a giant teapot

A designer in Rotterdam got 60,000 bees to help him create a one-of-a-kind sculpture, and you can watch them work.

By February 23, 2015

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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