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Newcastle scientists put 3D glasses on praying mantis

The world's smallest 3D glasses have been created by scientists at Newcastle University to help understand the vision of a praying mantis.

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Pictures: 3D glasses-wearing praying mantis

The praying mantis seems surprised at what it can see through its 3D spectacles Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
The stuff of science fiction. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Newcastle scientist with glasses-wearing praying mantis. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Tiny 3D glasses have been made for praying mantises to help scientists understand sight.

The creatures are the only insects known to see, like we do, in three dimensions.

But with such small brains, it's not known HOW they do it.

Researchers at Newcastle University hope the results of their experiments could simplify technology for robotics.

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