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Cyborg Cockroaches: The Future of Search and Rescue?

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September 8, 2012
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Researchers at North Carolina State University equipped a live roach with sensors which allowed them to control the bug's movements.


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Study: Cockroaches Survive by Losing Sweet Tooth

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AP (May 23, 2013) — How sweet it isn't: Scientists find how some cockroaches resist the sugary lure of poisons. It turns out glucose activates taste nerves that tell the brain 'yuck!' instead of 'yum.'
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Reuters (Oct. 21, 2013) — The next generation of weapons for marine warfare may look and behave like fish. Scientists in Singapore are copying the natural movement of carp to develop a sea-going robot for use in stealth missions for the military, search and rescue operations or ocean floor research. Rob Muir reports.
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