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Conversation bugged cyborg beetles

By T.K. Randall
October 20, 2009 · Comment icon 3 comments

Image Credit: Lidewijde/Wikimedia
New research funded by the US military has succeeded in creating a cyborg beetle, using implants and controlled by laptop the team can make the insect take off, land or fly to its destination via wireless communications.
Spies may soon be bugging conversations using actual insects, thanks to research funded by the US military. The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has spent years developing a whole host of cyborg critters, in the hopes of creating the ultimate 'fly on the wall'.

Source: Daily Mail | Comments (3)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Lady Amethyst 15 years ago
Similar to what was in the science fiction novel "Illusion" by Paula Volsky.
Comment icon #2 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 15 years ago
If those cyborg beetles are sent as they are shown from the photos, I'm sorry to say, but it's not very discreet. "I wonder if we're being monitored about our world domination plans here?" *Watches microchipped beetle flying in unatural patterns* "Naw, I guess not."
Comment icon #3 Posted by Coffey 15 years ago
Bigger animals next... Then humans.

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