Monday, October 12, 2009

RC Insects of DOOM!

DARPA scientists have successfully strapped electrical equipment to the backs and brains of beetles, allowing them to remotely control the insects in flight. They claim to only be interested in using the mind-controlled drones for humanitarian purposes like searching disaster areas for survivors or delighting dimwitted fans of beetle acrobatics. But since the "D" in "DARPA" stands for "defense", we can be sure there's a more sinister plan in mind. No doubt one day the military will be dispatching swarms of six-legged golems into the homes of enemy civilians to buzz around their ears while they're trying to get some sleep. And woe be to the country whose windshields become near unusable from our kamikaze splatter. We are truly become beetles, annoyers of worlds. More details here.

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