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Robot construction crew works autonomously, is kind of adorable

Inspired by termite behavior, engineers and scientists at Harvard have developed a team of robots that can build without supervision.

By Feb. 15, 2014

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Supertiny sensors could improve antibiotics in the fight against superbugs

Researchers turn to physics, not just chemistry, to help break down bacterial cell membranes and fight infections.

By Mar. 6, 2014

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Tech Retrospect: Facebook buys WhatsApp and Google launches Project Tango

Miss a few stories this week? We'll get you up to speed with this rundown of all the tech news.

By Feb. 21, 2014

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Sony develops battery powered by paper

At Eco-Products 2011 show in Tokyo, Sony shows off a prototype battery that gets its power from shredded paper.

By Dec. 21, 2011

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Disguise your iPhone as a retro camera

Sleek wooden case makes your iPhone 4 look like an analog camera--from far away at least.

By Aug. 22, 2011

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Robo-exterminator is termite's nightmare

'Termibot' goes where you don't want to

By May. 8, 2007

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Die, termitide, die

Australian company turns thermo-robocam loose on termites.

By Aug. 6, 2007

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Termite stomach bug to make ethanol

Start-up ZeaChem raises $34 million to build a cellulosic ethanol plant that uses the microbes in termites' guts, rather than genetically designed specialty bugs.

By Jan. 7, 2009

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Is vinegar the secret ingredient for biofuels?

ZeaChem devises a process in which a microbe from termite guts converts plant matter into acetic acid. The acid is then turned into fuel.

By Mar. 12, 2008

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Termite fuel picks up steam

blog Venture capitalists are starting to invest in the concept of turning organic material into fuel.

By Mar. 9, 2007