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Animals That Amaze

What do animals have to do with technology, entertainment, design and the world of ideas? More than you might think.

Oceanographer David Gallo presents a stunning video menagerie of sea creatures that glow, spew ink, shape-shift -- and exhibit romantic duplicity. Scientist Robert Full's rousing talk explores what we might learn about locomotion -- speed, versatility, flexibility -- through the study of animal movement. Susan Savage-Rumbaugh introduces astonishing bonobo apes that start fires, write and play Pac Man. Science author Janine Benyus, meanwhile, sees "solutions in seashells": ingenious adaptations in nature that solve intractable human problems.

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Play_iconDyan deNapoli: The great penguin rescue

Dyan deNapoli: The great penguin rescue

11:43 Posted: Aug 2011

Views: 342,706 | Comments: 82

Play_iconMarkus Fischer: A robot that flies like a bird

Markus Fischer: A robot that flies like a bird

06:19 Posted: Jul 2011

Views: 5,207,494 | Comments: 422

Play_iconJack Horner: Building a dinosaur from a chicken

Jack Horner: Building a dinosaur from a chicken

16:36 Posted: Jun 2011

Views: 1,996,854 | Comments: 158

Play_iconEdith Widder: The weird, wonderful world of bioluminescence

Edith Widder: The weird, wonderful world of bioluminescence

12:45 Posted: May 2011

Views: 886,044 | Comments: 90

Play_iconFiorenzo Omenetto: Silk, the ancient material of the future

Fiorenzo Omenetto: Silk, the ancient material of the future

09:40 Posted: May 2011

Views: 681,807 | Comments: 92

Play_iconPaul Nicklen: Tales of ice-bound wonderlands

Paul Nicklen: Tales of ice-bound wonderlands

17:55 Posted: May 2011

Views: 1,494,093 | Comments: 183

Play_iconLouie Schwartzberg: The hidden beauty of pollination

Louie Schwartzberg: The hidden beauty of pollination

07:48 Posted: May 2011

Views: 1,480,253 | Comments: 155

Play_iconHandspring Puppet Co.: The genius puppetry behind War Horse

Handspring Puppet Co.: The genius puppetry behind War Horse

18:11 Posted: Mar 2011

Views: 1,182,148 | Comments: 99

Play_iconIsabel Behncke: Evolution's gift of play, from bonobo apes to humans

Isabel Behncke: Evolution's gift of play, from bonobo apes to humans

07:01 Posted: Mar 2011

Views: 525,979 | Comments: 226

Play_iconBeverly + Dereck Joubert: Life lessons from big cats

Beverly + Dereck Joubert: Life lessons from big cats

17:20 Posted: Dec 2010

Views: 623,652 | Comments: 141

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