Insects could be extinct within a century, scientists say
Authors of a global review on insect decline warned of "catastrophic consequences."
ICYMI: Barely hoverbiking, new hair dryer tech and more
A couple weeks of effort have netted an actual working hoverbike.
DARPA gives an R/C chopper the legs of a dragonfly
These legs will allow helicopters to land practically anywhere.
Researchers develop multifaceted insect eyes for UAVs
A new generation of tiny spy drones gets an equally miniscule set of electronic eyes.
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.
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...
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...
'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...
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...