The sensory organs of insects are even weirder than you thought

Flies and beetles sense the world using organs that humans only dream of. In this gorgeous microscopy video, University of Cambridge materials scientist Chris Forman explains what the foot of a fruitfly and the antenna of a beetle have in common with your nose and hands. » 1/23/12 7:20am 1/23/12 7:20am

This insect eye will one day be built into your smart phone

University of Cambridge materials scientist Chris Forman shows us the eyes of a beetle and a fruit fly in a way you've never seen them before. That's not just because they're electrograph images, which reveal the eyes in amazing detail. Forman also offers a quick introduction to biomimesis, or using biology to… » 1/19/12 7:12am 1/19/12 7:12am