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‘Weird Science' is a fast-paced and entertaining glimpse at the strangest experiments being performed in the name of science. Biologist Claire Rind takes a locust to the movies by showing it the action sequences from blockbuster 'Star Wars'. Observing its neutral responses to fast-moving X-wing fighters, Dr. Rind discovers the secret of locust flight and its amazing ability to avoid mid-air collisions. This bizarre experiment inspires scientists around the world to replicate the locust's anti-collision abilities in computers, robots, even automobiles. And thousands of lives could be saved on America's roads thanks to one locust that loves the movies. Join Discovery Science for this map-cap series featuring some wonderfully ‘Weird Science'.