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  1. Biggest

    Snapshot Title: Biggest
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Insect collection
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    This beetle is the biggest in the box - can you find the smallest?



  2. Larva?

    Snapshot Title: Larva?
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Insect collection
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    The focus is a little ropey here, but this looks like a beetle larva



  3. Beetles

    Snapshot Title: Beetles
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Insect lab at the NHM Darwin Centre
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    That's a lot of beetles, but there are almost 17 million more insects in this building



  4. Larva?

    Snapshot Title: Larva?
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Insect collection
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    The focus is a little ropey here, but this looks like a beetle larva



  5. Biggest

    Snapshot Title: Biggest
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Insect collection
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    This beetle is the biggest in the box - can you find the smallest?



  6. Sorry, he didn't make it

    Snapshot Title: Sorry, he didn't make it
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Insect collection
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    We don't know what happened to this specimen. But all insect collections are constantly under attack from their own kind: the museum beetle, Anthrenus sarnicus.

    Moving the insect collection into th...



  7. Similar, but not the same

    Snapshot Title: Similar, but not the same
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Insect collection
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    All mosquitos may look the same to you, but studying the variation between closely related, similar species helps reveal the path of evolution.



  8. Shiny shiny

    Snapshot Title: Shiny shiny
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Insect collection
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    Iridescent creatures like this beetle get their colour from photonic crystals that diffract incoming light to throw out bright colours.

    See a gallery of iridescent insects at this link
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  9. Curly antenna

    Snapshot Title: Curly antenna
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Insect collection
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    Check out the feelers on this guy



  10. Mosquito

    Snapshot Title: Mosquito
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Insect collection
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    Come in number IN99 - 13



  11. Serpent

    Snapshot Title: Serpent
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Natural History Museum entrance
    Image Owner: New Scientist



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  12. Peek-a-boo

    Snapshot Title: Peek-a-boo
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Natural History Museum entrance
    Image Owner: New Scientist



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  13. Cryptic button labels

    Snapshot Title: Cryptic button labels
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Robot Hall of Fame
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    What could they mean?



  14. Robot guts

    Snapshot Title: Robot guts
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Robot Hall of Fame
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    Looks complicated



  15. HAL 9000

    Snapshot Title: HAL 9000
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Robot Hall of Fame
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    The central character in Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C Clarke's '2001: a space odyssey' is a robotic spacecraft. In the movie it decides to kill the humans on the ship to ensure it can carry out its or...



  16. B-9

    Snapshot Title: B-9
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Robot Hall of Fame
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    This star of 60s TV show of Lost in Space was one of the earliest robots to play a major role on screen.



  17. HAL 9000

    Snapshot Title: HAL 9000
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Robot Hall of Fame
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    The central character in Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C Clarke's "2001: a space odyssey" is a robotic spacecraft. In the movie it decides to kill the humans on the ship to ensure it can carry out its or...



  18. C-3PO's eyes

    Snapshot Title: C-3PO's eyes
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Robot Hall of Fame
    Image Owner: New Scientist



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  19. Dewey

    Snapshot Title: Dewey
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Robot Hall of Fame
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    Dewey is one of three gardener robots in the 1972 movie Silent running that helps save the last remaining Earth plants in the solar system from destruction.

    Meet more members of the Robot Hall of Fam...



  20. I'm afraid, I'm afraid Dave

    Snapshot Title: I'm afraid, I'm afraid Dave
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Robot Hall of Fame
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    Dave, my mind is going



  21. Born in 1977

    Snapshot Title: Born in 1977
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Robot Hall of Fame
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    C-3PO was included for demonstrating the potential or robots that socialise with humans.



  22. C-3PO

    Snapshot Title: C-3PO
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Robot Hall of Fame
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    The golden robot starred in the Star Wars movies and was inducted into the Hall of Fame for illustrating the potential of robots that socialise with and help humans.

    Meet more members of the Robot ...



  23. Signature of C-3PO

    Snapshot Title: Signature of C-3PO
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Robot Hall of Fame
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    Actor Anthony Daniels played C-3PO in all the Star Wars movies to date.



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