Butterfleye Keeps an Eye on Your House For Safety and For Fun

Gone are the days of nanny cams embedded in teddy bears or CCTV arrays mounted outside your front door. The new home camera Butterfleye represents a new surveillance device that's somewhere in-between—a small, unintrusive device designed for monitoring your home's security, but with smart activity-sensing features… » 5/23/14 12:03pm 5/23/14 12:03pm

Extremely rare image shows bee and butterfly drinking crocodile tears

This image is so weird and rare that you may think it's a bizarre photoshop. It's not—it was taken by aquatic ecologist Carlos de la Rosa, who says it's a extremely rare and unique photo. The butterfly and the bee drank the tears from a Caiman crocodilus for 15 minutes. There's video too: » 5/05/14 1:04am 5/05/14 1:04am

Extraordinary eggs and caterpillars are as beautiful as the butterflies

These microscopic photos of butterfly eggs by National Geographic, Prüftechnik Uri, and the University Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland are truly fascinating. I find them even more beautiful than the adult insects. Same goes for their incredible caterpillars. » 4/22/14 11:40pm 4/22/14 11:40pm

Butterfly Wings Look Completely Crazy Under an Electron Microscope

Destin over at SmarterEveryDay wanted to take an up-close look at the nanostructure of a butterfly's wing, so he took a few samples to be looked at under a scanning electron microscope. The results are fascinatingly beautiful. » 11/30/13 8:59am 11/30/13 8:59am

I Don't Care How They Sound, I Want a Pair of Butterfly Speakers

Do you see it? Of course you do! The wooden wings and slim black body of the Monarch Loudspeaker makes the whole get up look like a butterfly. With that kind of styling, I'm not even sure sound quality matters. » 7/14/11 9:08am 7/14/11 9:08am

A Chandelier With Hundreds of Mini Perched Solar Cell Butterflies

Not only is Jeroen Verhoeven's Virtue of Blue lamp functional, it's also incredibly gorgeous—500 tiny butterflies were cut from photovoltaic cells, soaking up the sunshine to light up the lamp. I only hope it's not a lamp/bug-zapper. [Mocoloco] » 5/24/11 12:40pm 5/24/11 12:40pm

Feed This Butterfly A Few AAA Batteries And It'll Live Forever

This electronic butterfly will flutter around its jar forever to add some cheer to your desk as long as you feed it some AAA batteries occasionally. Basically, unlike a real captive butterfly, it'll never let you down or desert you. » 12/08/10 4:40pm 12/08/10 4:40pm

Butterfly Eggs Don't Look Like They're From This World

Butterflies sorta creep me out. First, they start out as another bug and then they cocoon themselves. Who does that? And just take a look at this butterfly egg, it's borderline alien looking. » 8/29/10 7:00pm 8/29/10 7:00pm

Darpa’s Butterfly-Inspired Sensors Light Up at Chemical Threats

The Pentagon's got a new game plan to detect deadly chemical threats: tiny, iridescent sensors that are designed to mimic one of nature's most colorful creatures: Butterflies. » 8/12/10 11:00pm 8/12/10 11:00pm

The Robotic Butterfly That Flies Like The Real Thing

The ChouChou Robotic Butterfly is just like a real butterfly, except it can live forever. Or at least until its battery runs out. You won't even know the difference, just watch it fly. [Japan Trends] » 7/17/10 9:00pm 7/17/10 9:00pm

Money Of The Future To Be As Pretty As Butterfly Wings

Even though the future obviously revolves around credit cards and online transfers, a team of British scientists have developed a way for banknotes to be harder to forge—using iridescent butterfly wings as inspiration. » 5/31/10 7:01am 5/31/10 7:01am

Friendly Dragonfly Streetlamp Helps You Forget Big Bro Is Watching

Its wings are covered with an array of bright LEDs, its head, a video camera. You see that it sees you, about to commit some misdemeanor. But it's too cute—there's no way you're in trouble. » 4/16/09 11:00pm 4/16/09 11:00pm

NBS E. V. A. and Butterfly Speakers Look Like They'll Kill You

NBS' E. V. A. and Butterfly speaker systems are freakishly awesome and horrifying all at the same time, especially with those pointed edges. Cause, really, I thought it was a bench. » 2/10/09 9:00pm 2/10/09 9:00pm

Backstory and Teardown of the Lenovo X300 (Components By Weight!)

Here's an interesting bit: The Lenovo x300 almost had the old IBM butterfly keyboard of old. This detail and others were revealed in a Businessweek cover story on the ultrathin, quickly being recognized as the antithesis to the Apple Air. The piece has a lot of other interesting background, like the above info graphic… » 2/18/08 7:10pm 2/18/08 7:10pm

Plantraco's Carbon Butterfly Remote Control Plane

At 3.6 grams, this Carbon Butterfly is the lightest RC plane in the world. And because it's made out of Carbon Fiber, it's got the strength of steel but the flexibility of a 14-year-old gymnast. » 9/21/06 7:45pm 9/21/06 7:45pm

BenQ AL26 Butterfly Phone

No, the AL26 doesn't actually look or fold up like a butterfly—there's just a small purple butterfly on the top left. Quite disappointing, actually. Nonetheless, BenQ is targeting the phone toward women (really, that's what they say) with its sliding body and 130x130 pixel resolution screen. It's really just a… » 8/23/06 5:30pm 8/23/06 5:30pm

Flaunt Your Wealth With The AMEX Butterfly Card

It's no Black Card, but it's still something you can whip it out to impress passersby. The American Express Butterfly Card is a standard credit card that's available to members of AMEX's Gold Card members. What makes it so special, what makes our hearts sing, is that it folds in half, letting you store it inside of a… » 6/23/06 4:49pm 6/23/06 4:49pm