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  • n  slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.

  • From the phone that has changed phones forever, to futuristic cars, to a building made of water, to a remote-controlled dragonflya dazzling display of ingenuity By Maryanne .
  • Hey, check out this crazy $15,000 handmade mechanical dragonfly! And here's a guy in Australia who killed himself with a robot he built! And look: a rare photo of a Sri Lankan .
  • One of the most unique models of pioneering-era planes, the Demoiselle (which means "dragonfly") got its name from its insect-like appearance and ultra-light weight.
News & Articles

  • Happy 20th Birthday, FreeBSD
    mbadolato writes "FreeBSD celebrates its 20th birthday this week. On 19 June 1993, David Greenman, Jordan Hubbard and Rod Grimes announced the creation of their new fork of the BSD 4.3 operating system, and its new name: FreeBSD." And in the time since then, FreeBSD hasn't exactly stood still; it's spawned numerous other projects (like DragonFly BSD and PC-BSD), as well as served as the basis ...
    June 22, 2013 - Slashdot
  • Tasty Tech Eye Candy of the Week (June 15-21)
    A lifelike android, 3-D printed fashion, a robo-kitty and a backpack-wearing dragonfly are a few of the coolest stories that came out this week.
    June 21, 2013 - Discovery News
  • We have liftoff
    Adrik Thomas, 6, tosses a dragonfly airplane he folded during a paper airplane class Tuesday afternoon at the Casa Grande Parks and Recreation Center. Three school-age children learned the intricacie
    June 19, 2013 - Casa Grande Dispatch

  • Fred Funk in USA Today
    I had a dragonfly hit my shaft on the way down,Funk said. "And I just totally flinched and hit 150 yards off the tee dead right in the trees."
  • David Zucker in USA Today
    He's dying of some rare disease, and he invents a machine where he can continue to live, as long as he kills a lot of people,Zucker says. "The only one who can stop him is Dragonfly."
  • Chris Packham in guardian.co.uk
    Springwatch presenter Chris Packham, who opened the centre today, said: "The loss of wetland habitat throughout the UK is having a massive impact on the long-term survival prospects for many dragonfly species."

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