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  1. Moth Pupa + MEMS Chip = Remote Controlled Cyborg Insect

    PHOTO: Boyce Thompson Institute Take a moth during its pupal stage. Insert electrodes and a control chip into it. Wait a few days. The result? An unmanned aerial vehicle, of course! Turning moths (or pigeons, rats, beetles, bees, and sharks, for that matter) into remote controlled cyborg critters has long been a goal of mad scientists and DARPA program managers. Spectrum's Sally Adee reports on the latest initiatives of DARPA's HI-MEMS, or Hybrid Insect Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems project. (I guess the name says it all.)…

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