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Under the Microscope': New Web Series Reveals 'Stunning Close-Ups'

"natural and man-made world in stunning close-ups"

The University of Cambridge has begun a new web series to give people a look at the cutting-edge science of the "natural and man-made world in stunning close-ups". We have the first three videos in the series.

You've probably never seen the difference between a beetle's and a fruit fly's eye before. Most likely, it has never even crossed your mind that there was a difference. In this short video, you'll see both up close and learn how insect eyes have inspired motion-sensing equipment and other technologies:

Would you believe that the entire foot of a fruit fly is the same width as a strand of human hair? It is, but don't write it off as simplistic. It's a complex appendage with sensors to smell and feel touch and a crazy claw that allows the fly to land upside down:

How does studying the development of mice help us learn more about human pregnancy? Here Erica Watson tells you how:

Stay tuned to Cambridge's YouTube channel for upcoming episodes on killer T-cells, nano-wires, fish-skeletons and more in the coming months. The university will post a new episode to the series every Monday and Thursday.

This article has been updated since its original posting.

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