Festo's Bionic Learning Network just invented a robot bird that can actually fly like a real bird. Put some feathers on it, and it's a hawk. The SmartBird is an autonomous bionic bird that can be controlled and monitored from afar using a radio.
And the japanese, even in the middle of catastrophe, are still able to take us to a next evolutionary stage: they just recreated perfectly fine and reproductive sperm in a lab from cloned cells. As if reproduction weren't easy enough.