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octopus

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Watch an octopus attack a snorkeler -- and kill him with cuteness

See how much it really "sucks" when a filmmaker invades the home of a sea creature straight out of many marine nightmares.

By January 12, 2016

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Is this the world's most adorable octopus?

An as-yet undescribed species of octopus is just so gosh-darn cute that it may be named for its charms.

By June 18, 2015

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Skin that can see is octopus camouflage superpower

A protein in octopus skin is similar to a light-detecting protein found in the eye, enabling the cephalopods' amazing camouflage skills.

By May 21, 2015

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The octopus that takes photos of her aquarium visitors

An octopus named Rambo has been given a waterproof camera and is taking photographs of visitors to her tank at Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium in New Zealand.

By April 12, 2015

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Robotic octopus swims like the real thing

Using eight flexible legs and a soft web, a robotic octopus can scull through the water like its cephalopod inspiration.

By September 24, 2014

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US surveillance satellite's logo: Octopus encircling the world

The National Reconnaissance Office launches a satellite with a fascinating logo and the words: "Nothing is beyond our reach."

By December 10, 2013

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Airscape: A gravity-shifting octo-platformer on show at PAX Aus 2014

Created by a world-spanning team of students, Airscape is a puzzling platformer about an octopus trying to escape his alien abductors.

By November 3, 2014

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Airscape: A gravity-shifting octo-platformer on show at PAX Aus 2014

Created by a world-spanning team of students, Airscape is a puzzling platformer about an octopus trying to escape his alien abductors.

By November 3, 2014

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Phone dead? Give it a ride on this skateboard, Ep. 176

This week on Crave, we entertain a captive audience of smartphone-loving frogs, teach a robot octopus to swim, and charge a dead cell phone with a skateboard. Plus, Harvard is looking for new innovations in soft robotics and director Steven Soderbergh re-envisions "Raiders of the Lost Ark," sans color.

By September 26, 2014

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Tight squeeze? Squishy robots could go from hard to soft

New material could help robots switch between hard and soft states to squeeze through small spaces -- much like an octopus.

By July 14, 2014