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Festival Theme 2017: Anthropocene – Welcome to the Human Age

Bug Technology

Title: Bug Technology

Director: Kenichi Sugawara
Produced by: NHK in association with NHK ENTERPRISES
Running Time: 48 Minutes
Country: Japan
Year: 2016

Age Guideline:
Secondary School (12 - 16)

Category: Natural Science, Life Science & Technology

Screened In: Thailand, Vietnam, The Philippines, Malaysia, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Namibia, Mali, Rwanda, South Africa

The amazing abilities of insects inspire researchers to ever new developments. For example, the idea of "pain-free needles" is based on the principle of a mosquito spike. And the structure of dragonfly wings was the basis for an effective wind power generator. Their special abilities helped insects to survive on Earth for 400 million years. Modern science decodes these animal technologies using 4K shots, macro pictures, and high-speed cameras to take advantage of them for new human development.