Cornell Creates Hybrid Insect MEMS
This is one more reason to beware of DARPA. Cornell researchers implanted electronic circuit probes into tobacco hornworms. Once they go through both the pupae and chrysalis stages, the moths can be controlled with them. These insect cyborgs are part of DARPA HI-MEMS (Hybrid Insect MEMS), with its goal to be used in security applications. We expect that the way most humans, including the President, deal with pesky bugs may mean a very expensive method of surveillance destroyed when met by a fly swatter.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at July 20, 2009 9:06 PM