Daily Illuminator

May 1, 2009: Illuminated Site of the Week: "Search-And-Rescue" Missions . . . Riiight

Illuminated Site of the Week:

It's mind control . . . if you call what a bug has a "mind." As if the oversized flower beetle wasn't imposing enough in its own right, it now frightens the world with a cybernetic hookup from the University of California and DARPA. Sure, they can "only" manage to make it go left, right, start, and stop, but with the potential to carry cameras and heat sensors, it's already in danger of becoming a bad "bug" pun in intelligence circles. Read all about the declassified bits in MIT's Technology Review.

-- Suggested by Pascal Godbout


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