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What Happens When A Ghost Town Turns Into A Lab

Video: Gothic, Colorado is a surreal place. Once populated with thousands of silver-seeking miners, the tiny outpost is now home to the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, where dozens of scientists are coming to grips with the consequences of climate change (among other things). Some of them have been doing research…

Hummingbird Flight Is More Amazing Than We Realised

Hummingbird Flight Is More Amazing Than We Realised

Hummingbirds are some of the most sophisticated fliers on Earth, weaving in and out of branches without so much as rustling a leaf. Now, biologists have discovered a new mechanism these feathered helicopters use to avoid collisions — and it could help us build better drones.

Spy tech: DARPA demonstrates Nano Hummingbird spy drone

Spy tech: DARPA demonstrates Nano Hummingbird spy drone

DARPA, that US Military wing responsible for bringing the world one step closer to Skynet and a war against the machines (and perhaps arguably the real-life version of Q’s department from the James Bond series) are at it again – only this time they’ve swapped robotic canines and unmanned aircraft…