The Pentagon Wants Drone 'Swarms' to Support Infantry
DARPA asked robot-developers for a way to let small infantry units deploy swarms of 250 or more robots in urban areas.
Drone Swarms Avoid Crashing With 'Safety Bubbles'
Watch out! A team of autonomous quadcopters can now work together without crashing.
This Kaleidoscopic Visualization Maps Earth’s Mysterious Magnetic Anomalies
Our planet is sculpted by hidden magnetic flourishes.
Watch These Mini-Robots Self-Assemble into Different Shapes
A new approach to autonomous bots.
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A Massive Swarm of Bees Chased a Woman's Car for Days After Their Queen Got Stuck in the Trunk
It took a park ranger, a team of three beekeepers, and a few fearless members of the public to corral the bees into boxes and try to free the queen.
ESA’s Swarm Mission Is Mapping How the Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Changing
Data reveals it’s changing quicker than we thought.
Hopelessness Springs Eternal and Bambara Are Here to Prove It with "All the Ugly Things"
Watch the New York band's video for "All the Ugly Things" and remember a bygone era of LES rock.
A Drone Butterfly Army Takes Flight
Festo's eMotionButterflies use infrared cameras to fly like real bugs.
A 'SWARM' of LEDs Immerses a Dancer in Light
Neon Golden's new A/V installation buzzes with 2000 motion-sensing LEDs.
Earth's Magnetic Field Is Poised to Flip Upside-Down
The big swap will happen any day now, at least in terms of geologic time.
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Terrifying Video Composites Hundreds Of Birds Into A Single Blue Sky
Calm blue skies become a bluescreen of death in this swarming avian timelapse. Hitchcock fans take note.