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Hexbug Nano Racetrack Habitat | 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

12/06/2012
Andrew S. Wiecek

Biobots seem like pretty cool tech, but what fun would it be if you couldn’t get your hands on these toys?

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Some unique science gifts ideas for kids, adults, and everyone on your list.

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The US military is investing in bio-inspired insect cyborgs for a variety of surveillance applications. Biobots seem like pretty cool tech, but what fun would it be if you couldn’t get your hands on these toys? Well, thank goodness the people at Hexbug were on the same wavelength as us. These bio-inspired critters move on their own, resembling the movements of real bugs.

And while you’re at it, you can tell your kids all about the really cool science that insect models like Drosophila have been producing over the years.    

Hexbug Nano Racetrack Habitat, $36.42, available from amazon.com