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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Chinese pigeon cyborgs

A group of Chinese scientists is reporting that they have found a way to control pigeons in flight. they accomplished this by implanting electrodes into the pigeons brain. By sending signals to those electrodes, they can remote control the pigeons while they are flying. The scientists say they have no idea what this technology might be used for, and can't think of any practical reasons for doing this. Basically, in true geek fashion, it sounds like they did it just to see if they could.
You can read about it here and here

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