Can a tiny parasitic insect revolutionize antenna technology? Some scientists think so.
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It's no surprise that many bugs have excellent hearing thanks to finely honed antenna. In fact, some insect antennae are so powerful, engineers haven't yet been able to come close to mimicking nature.
Yet a minute fly -- with minute antenna -- is about to change that, and help revolutionize how we built these structures.
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