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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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Snake-bot scales sandy slopes with sidewinder slither

Carnegie Mellon's modular robotic snake is able to traverse sandy environments, thanks to lessons learned from sidewinder snakes.

By October 9, 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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Crave Ep. 176: Phone dead? Give it a ride on this skateboard

The coolest skateboard ever can charge electronics. And it turns out frogs like smartphones, opening up a whole new potential market for device makers.

By September 26, 2014

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Harvard wants everyone to build soft robots

Harvard University labs has launched a toolkit that will supply robotics enthusiasts and researchers with the tools they need to design, build and operate soft robots.

By September 24, 2014

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A giant atlas of every living thing in the Southern Ocean

A team of international scientists has spent four years painstakingly cataloguing every known living organism in the Southern Ocean.

By August 28, 2014

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Cyborg moths to the rescue!

Scientists are developing a method of controlling the flight muscles of moths wirelessly, instantly introducing a new term to the vocabulary of technophobes: the mothpocalypse.

By August 22, 2014

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Flappy Bird returns -- yet only on Amazon Fire TV

Flappy Birds Family, a multiplayer iteration of the cult mobile hit, makes its way to Amazon's streaming set-top box.

By August 1, 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