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Amazing things humans have learnt from the animal kingdom. Inspiring, fascinating, bingeable.

30 Animals That Made Us Smarter BBC

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Amazing things humans have learnt from the animal kingdom. Inspiring, fascinating, bingeable.

    30 Animals LIVE

    30 Animals LIVE

    The "nerd-fest" live show! A scorpion and tarantula on stage, biomimicry bingo and animal music, recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre in London. Welcome to the season finale, with your suggestions of animals which are inspiring us.
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    With Patrick Aryee.
    #30Animals

    • 39 min
    Spider and remote sensing

    Spider and remote sensing

    When a fly hits a spider’s web the web sends vibrations to the spider crouched at its edge. This is known as remote sensing. The webs may help us design sensors to detect vibrations in the earth and the built environment. These vibrations could be turned into electricity. This could lead to small scale energy harvesting.
    With Patrick Aryee.
    #30Animals
    www.bbcworldservice.com/30animals

    • 16 min
    Butterfly and paints

    Butterfly and paints

    The wings of one of the most beautiful butterflies could transform paints and textiles. Scientists are fascinated by how the blue morpho produces its shimmering blue effect.
    With Patrick Aryee.
    #30Animals
    www.bbcworldservice.com/30animals

    • 12 min
    Peacock and computer screen

    Peacock and computer screen

    Unlocking the secrets of the dazzling colours in the tail of the peacock. It is designed to attract females but has caught the eye of scientists, as they mimic it to develop high-resolution reflective colour-screen displays.
    With Patrick Aryee.
    #30Animals
    www.bbcworldservice.com/30animals

    • 16 min
    Ant and networks

    Ant and networks

    How road, subway and computer systems could be helped by trails created by turtle ants.
    For extra information about all episodes, visit: www.bbcworldservice.com/30animals
    #30Animals

    • 15 min
    Mussel and foetal surgery

    Mussel and foetal surgery

    Babies in the womb could be saved with the help of a glue based on proteins found in mussels. Performing surgery on foetuses in the womb is an astonishing medical feat but closing the delicate amniotic sac after surgery is difficult. A synthetic adhesive could do the job and help save lives of the youngest patients.
    For extra information about all episodes, visit our #30Animals website: www.bbcworldservice.com/30animals

    • 13 min

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