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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_iconRobert Full: Learning from the gecko's tail

Robert Full: Learning from the gecko's tail

11:54 Posted: Jun 2009

Views: 587,627 | Comments: 68

Play_iconBonnie Bassler: How bacteria "talk"

Bonnie Bassler: How bacteria "talk"

18:14 Posted: Apr 2009

Views: 1,698,718 | Comments: 390

Play_iconAdam Savage: My obsession with objects and the stories they tell

Adam Savage: My obsession with objects and the stories they tell

15:38 Posted: Mar 2009

Views: 1,423,901 | Comments: 102

Play_iconWillie Smits: How to restore a rainforest

Willie Smits: How to restore a rainforest

20:42 Posted: Mar 2009

Views: 567,957 | Comments: 142

Play_iconSylvia Earle: My wish: Protect our oceans

Sylvia Earle: My wish: Protect our oceans

18:16 Posted: Feb 2009

Views: 823,896 | Comments: 157

Play_iconPeter Ward: A theory of Earth's mass extinctions

Peter Ward: A theory of Earth's mass extinctions

19:41 Posted: Jan 2009

Views: 729,903 | Comments: 41

Play_iconPaul Sereno: Digging up dinosaurs

Paul Sereno: Digging up dinosaurs

21:46 Posted: Jan 2009

Views: 617,683 | Comments: 20

Play_iconDennis vanEngelsdorp: A plea for bees

Dennis vanEngelsdorp: A plea for bees

16:28 Posted: Dec 2008

Views: 447,750 | Comments: 105

Play_iconGraham Hawkes: A flight through the ocean

Graham Hawkes: A flight through the ocean

12:11 Posted: Nov 2008

Views: 345,250 | Comments: 28

Play_iconCaleb Chung: Playtime with Pleo, your robotic dinosaur friend

Caleb Chung: Playtime with Pleo, your robotic dinosaur friend

18:27 Posted: Sep 2008

Views: 359,674 | Comments: 39

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