Scientists Create Cyborg Cockroaches Controlled by Solar-Powered Backpacks

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Want to know something weird but cool? Scientists have developed a machine that enables them to control cockroaches. They attach a solar-powered battery backpack that’s wired to the roach’s nervous system. Then the scientists use a remote control to transmit signals to the cyborg insects, directing where they should go. What’s even more interesting is that researchers plan to incorporate cameras and sensors into the backpack, which could be used for future rescue missions and environmental monitoring. Read full article here

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