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Bionic bugs attack | 2010 BioTechniques Holiday Gift Guide

Julie Manoharan

We have the technology. We can make bugs better.

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Yeah, we know it sounds like a great premise for a science fiction B movie from the 1950s, but mechanical bugs are taking over the country.

With the Blinky Bugs kit from Ken Murphy, you and your child can create Rudolph the Red-Nosed Arachnid this holiday season.

Follow comic book-style instructions to build an electric insect that will teach your child the basic principles of both electricity and bug anatomy. This is a great gift for you and your young scientists.

Create light up insects and teach your kids about electricity with Blinky Bugs.

Blinky Bugs: Make your own electric insects
$13.59 at


The 2010 BioTechniques Holiday Gift Guide is designed to help you find just the right gift for your favorite postdoc, technician, or PI. See the complete list here.

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