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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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Geeky holiday feasts: Cthurkey, 'Star Wars' sweets

Whether you serve a nerdy turkey for Thanksgiving or a gingerbread AT-AT for Christmas, you've got plenty of options for boasting your geek pride at the holiday table.

By November 26, 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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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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Cyborg roaches can save your life -- or be your wireless carrier

Researchers have created creepy "biobots" wired up to microphones that seek out the source of sounds to help find and rescue disaster survivors.

By November 6, 2014

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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