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  • n  a cephalopod with eight arms but lacking an internal shell
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  • Octopus' blue blood allows them to rule the waves
    Worldwide colonization by octopods is in their blood. They manage to survive temperature habitats ranging from as low as -1.8°C to more than 30°C due to their ability to keep supplying oxygen to their body tissues. A new study shows that a blue colored pigment, hemocyanin, in their blood, responsible for oxygen transport, crucially allows octopods to live in freezing temperatures.
    July 5, 2013 - Science Daily
  • Robugtix's 3D-printed T8 spiderbot will terrify your friends for $1,350 (video)
    Whether they run , jump or swim , there are plenty of robots around to be fearful of. None have quite exacerbated our arachnophobia as much as Robugtix's T8 octopod , however. The 3D-printed spiderbot not only looks the part, but employs 26 servo motors to drive its unnervingly life-like movement. Bigfoot's baked-in "Inverse Kinematics Engine" deals with all of the background computations, so ...
    July 4, 2013 - Engadget

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