Insects

09.14.15
DARPA gives an R/C chopper the legs of a dragonfly
09.14.15

DARPA gives an R/C chopper the legs of a dragonfly

These legs will allow helicopters to land practically anywhere.

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08.04.15
Researchers develop multifaceted insect eyes for UAVs
08.04.15

Researchers develop multifaceted insect eyes for UAVs

A new generation of tiny spy drones gets an equally miniscule set of electronic eyes.

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08.01.15
This is the future of food
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08.01.15

This is the future of food

Bugs, test tube burgers and 3D-printed food? The Earth is rapidly approaching eight billion people and urban areas are teeming with more inhabitants than ever, but we still have to eat. Here's a glimpse at the future of food.

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06.01.15
NASA tests airplane wings that shrug off insect guts
06.01.15

NASA tests airplane wings that shrug off insect guts

You may not think of insects as a problem for aircraft (Bambi Meets Godzilla comes to mind), but t...

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03.31.15
Festo's insect-inspired robots act like the real things
03.31.15

Festo's insect-inspired robots act like the real things

German automation company Festo is known for taking cues from nature when designing robots. This t...

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03.16.15
'BeeRotor' drone uses an insect-style eye to navigate tight spaces
03.16.15

'BeeRotor' drone uses an insect-style eye to navigate tight spaces

Accelerometers have become integral components for many of our favorite gadgets. By measuring acce...

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11.09.14
The future of food, starring crickets and home hydroponics
11.09.14

The future of food, starring crickets and home hydroponics

Humanity currently numbers in the 7 billion range. By 2050, the United Nations expects Earth to ho...

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10.17.14
Your eco-friendly LED lights are drawing an awful lot more moths
10.17.14

Your eco-friendly LED lights are drawing an awful lot more moths

Blue-light emitting LED bulbs have taken off with consumers because they have few downsides -- the...

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08.21.14
Manipulating moths in the name of search, rescue and science
08.21.14

Manipulating moths in the name of search, rescue and science

In case you needed any more proof that we live in the future, just know that we're slowly inching...

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