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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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