Elephant communication

Elephant sanctuary staff believe that an elephant heard about their sanctuary from another elephant, and used that second-hand knowledge to seek help after being shot by poachers.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/shot-by-poachers-elephants-seek-human-help

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Costco

Costco doesn’t put signs in their stores to indicate where different things are, and it’s on purpose. This idea is to make you walk around the store more and see more things that you might end up buying.

http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/09/25/443519599/episode-653-the-anti-store

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Otter playground

If someone asked me what a playground for otters would look like, I would imagine something like this.

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Dog’s first toy

This dog was rescued from an abusive home, and now he gets to pick his first toy for his new home! It looks like he’s taking the decision very seriously!

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Origami robot

Check out this tiny robot they made at MIT! They call it an origami robot, because it folds and unfolds by itself. Someone can swallow one and they can control it from outside with magnets. It can do some small kinds of surgery without any cutting.

https://futurism.com/httpnews-mit-edu2016ingestible-origami-robot-0512/

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Robot butler

Check out this robot butler at a hotel delivering some stuff. How long until The Matrix is real?

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Robotic Fish

Check out this GIF of some robotic fish. This has to be the most lifelike robot I’ve ever seen. I wouldn’t mind having some of these guys as pets. I’m sure they’re lower maintenance than the real thing.

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