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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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Romancing a pigeon: The weird, wonderful world of dating sims

Failing to find a spark in the arms of a boring old human? This Valentine's Day, maybe it's time to give insects, dinos, aliens and printers a try.

By February 12, 2016

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Creep-tastic cockroach robot refuses to be squished

Cockroaches may have a bad rap, but they inspired researchers to build a clever robot that can jam its body into cramped spaces.

By February 9, 2016

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Forget the pricey router -- Starry's Internet service is what I want

Commentary: A slightly better Wi-Fi router isn't what the world needs

By January 29, 2016

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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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Medieval skeleton found in roots of toppled tree, Ep. 219

This week on Crave we see the future of aircraft landing gear and robotic automobiles inspired by insects and prehistoric fossils, we learn how to get over your ex-boyfriend with the Nickelblock app, and the remains of a young medieval stabbing victim are uncovered after a tree falls during a storm.

By September 17, 2015

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Disney to open Indiana Jones restaurant and bar (snake-free, we hope)

Luckily, insects and monkey brains won't be on the menu at Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar, opening this fall at Walt Disney World. "Rolling Boulder Meatballs" will be, however.

By May 18, 2015