Cyborg Beetles Employed as Military Weapons

By implanting miniature neural and muscle stimulation systems into beetles, scientists for the first time have been able to control the flight of insects. (Electrodes are implanted at the pupal stage and then later connected to remote control electronics.)
They did this by stimulating the brain to work the wings take off, flight and landing.
Funded by the government, this research project could give way to military cyborg beetles that serve as spies.

Full article by Tracy Staedter on Discovery News



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