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RoboRoach Project Not Getting Rave Reviews From PETA
2013-11-01 14:33:01

Earlier this year a new Kickstarter campaign launched that allowed people to fund a project to control cockroaches using an iPhone, and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is finally speaking out against the project, some five months later.

Scientists Use Video Game Tech To Control Cockroaches
2013-06-25 18:42:09

Cockroach cyborgs are apparently becoming more and more popular, with researchers now turning to video games to help steer the insects via autopilot.

Cockroaches Go High Tech With New RoboRoach
2013-06-12 04:26:40

The RoboRoach is the world's first commercially available "Insect Cyborg" that involves neuroscience and engineering. Researchers from "Backyard Brains" created a device that allows you to install a pack to the antenna of a cockroach and control the insect using an app available on the iPhone.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.