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Tag: Insect

The Robo Firefly is a Giant Insect Drone

The Robo Firefly is a Giant Insect Drone
Like bugs? The Robo Firefly is being called the first insect-like consumer drone. So if you have ever dreamed of piloting your very own insect in the skies, this is your chance. This flying critter is modeled after an insect, so this doesn’t make a lot of noise when it…

Giant Metal Scorpion is the Terminator of Arthropods

Giant Metal Scorpion is the Terminator of Arthropods
If there’s one critter that I think universally gives people the creeps, it’s the scorpion. While only a very small percentage are deadly enough to kill humans, they’re still pretty nasty looking creatures, and not the type of thing I’d want to run into while walking around the desert. And…
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This Giant Cockroach Plush Toy Is Delightfully Disgusting

This Giant Cockroach Plush Toy Is Delightfully Disgusting
Despite what the images here tell you, cockroaches are not cute, nor cuddly, and certainly not adorable. They are not your friends. They are meant to be squashed under foot sprayed with Raid and sent to Roach Motels, not hugged and squeezed with love. They are a natural enemy to…

This Tiny Robot Bug Swims and Walk Underwater

This Tiny Robot Bug Swims and Walk Underwater
Harvard University researchers have been working on a miniature robot called the Harvard Ambulatory Microbot (HAMR) for a while now. The insect-inspired, waterproo microbot recently received an upgrade, and now it can swim and walk underwater – on land, too. While it’s not the most graceful looking robot on those…

Open Your Bottles with a Beetle

Open Your Bottles with a Beetle
I don’t know what it is about horned beetles, but I find them quite creepy. I think it must have been that scene from The Mummy where one crawled under the guy’s skin, or when thousands come crawling out of the ground in The Mummy Returns. Yep, that must be…

Bug Out with This Giant Inflatable Cockroach Pool Float

Bug Out with This Giant Inflatable Cockroach Pool Float
If you’re a sexy woman who enjoys lazing around in the pool, you want this giant inflatable cockroach. According to the images here, the ladies love to lounge around on a giant cockroach. Kids too, but gals in bikinis really seem to love it. Way too much. Cockroach tease. You…

We’re Doomed: Wall-climbing Robots Spin Giant Spiderwebs

We’re Doomed: Wall-climbing Robots Spin Giant Spiderwebs
Wall-climbing robots have been around for a while, but wall-climbing robots that can actually spin spiderwebs? Did I mention they were made of carbon fiber? Yeah, that exists now. We’re all going to wind up suspended from some cave ceiling in cocoons. Great. This project from the University of Stuttgart’s…

Robobee: The Future of Bee Stings

Robobee: The Future of Bee Stings
If you have ever wondered what the bee of the future would look like, here it is. Researchers at Harvard and MIT have spent the last seven years perfecting this robotic bee. For better honey? No. To help with the bee population? No. Simply to creature a futuristic bee that…

This Robot Roach Can Jump Five Feet High

This Robot Roach Can Jump Five Feet High
Warning. Read any further, and your fear of cockroaches will be kicked up several notches. That’s because a collaboration between South Korea’s Seoul National University and UC Berkeley has created it’s latest unholy robot. Yes, mankind has built a robot cockroach that can crawl around and also jump five feet…

Gigantic Stick Bug is 2-Feet of Nope

Gigantic Stick Bug is 2-Feet of Nope
A group of Chinese scientists were on a field trip to the Guangxi Zhuang region of China in 2014 and discovered this gigantic bug. The beast is 62.4cm long, or a bit over two feet. It looks like some sort of irradiated friend of Godzilla to me. I’m pretty sure…

Praying Mantis Gets 3D Glasses in Coolest Scientific Test Ever

Praying Mantis Gets 3D Glasses in Coolest Scientific Test Ever
I like to imagine that the scientists who come up with experiments sit around and think of the most awesome things they can do, even if they have little real world value. I bet there were back claps all around when one of them said, “Let’s put 3D glasses on…

Wall of Bugs Has a Volkswagen Beetle

Wall of Bugs Has a Volkswagen Beetle
There are a bunch of museums in the US and around the world I would like to visit one day. The Smithsonian is at the top of my list. I didn’t even know that Cleveland had a Museum of Natural History, but it does, and someone working there clearly has…

Mattel’s Bug Racers Are Steered by Live Insects

Mattel’s Bug Racers Are Steered by Live Insects
Toys sure have come a long way. Get ready for tiny cars that are piloted by real living insects. No joke. Why would your kid want to control their toy themselves when they can enslave an insect? They could have released yet another smartphone-controlled RC toy, but no, Mattel’s Bug…

Boldport Buggy DIY Toy: LEDybug

Boldport Buggy DIY Toy: LEDybug
Work on your soldering skills with Boldport’s cute soldering kit. The Buggy has a beautiful ladybug-shaped circuit board, six candle-flicker LEDs and adjustable antennae and legs. Its legs hold the resistors, so the cute tubing socks are not just for show but for insulation as well. Boldport founder Dr. Saar…

Killing Time Takes on a New Meaning with the Arachnophobia Timepiece

Killing Time Takes on a New Meaning with the Arachnophobia Timepiece
If you can’t stand spiders, you might want to pass on this creepy yet amazing spider-inspired timepiece called the Arachnophobia. It was created by luxury watchmaker MB&F, because why not? It basically looks like a giant mechanical spider that runs on the power of your soul. They cost $16,000 –…

Bugs Bugging You? Wear a Net!

Bugs Bugging You? Wear a Net!
The rain came, and the bugs followed. If you find yourself spending the bulk of your evenings hunting for the elusive bug that just bit you on the kisser, then you might want to consider donning the Netsmen instead. The Netsmen is basically a wearable mosquito net that covers you…
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