Some museums have flesh-eating beetles on staff to clean off skeletons

An animal skeleton is made up of hundreds of tiny bones, many of which are too fragile to be handled by human hands. That's why many osteology departments at museums have a special team exclusively devoted to the careful cleaning of these specimens: A colony of millions of flesh-eating beetles. » 10/06/14 2:23pm 10/06/14 2:23pm

Dung Beetle Inspired Algorithm Enhances Video Shot in Almost Pitch Black Environments

Swedish startup Nocturnal Vision thinks their new dung beetle inspired algorithm can be integrated into cellphone cameras to allow people to capture high-quality video in low-light environments. They've already got Toyota investing in the algorithm for automobile night vision systems. » 3/26/10 11:40pm 3/26/10 11:40pm