The CSIRO research would soon enable them to handle and examine bugs, some of which are so small that they are barely visible to the naked eye, in large-scale detail for the first time, News.com.au reported.
CSIRO used 3D technology to create a computer-aided design file of exact dimensions and then re-created their replica, which is up to 50 times their original size, using a 3D printer.
At the moment, they are just are being 3D printed in basic detail.
However, in coming months the commonwealth agency is hoping to replicate bugs anatomy down to the minute detail.
--ANI (Posted on 19-06-2013)