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Scientists Remotely Control Flying Insects

After mastering remote control of cockroaches, scientists now say they managed to control insects in flight. While crawling insects have been manipulated in lab settings since the 1990s, control of flying insects has been a long-standing hurdle. Researchers at University of California, Berkeley, now say they have managed to remotely direct 6-centimeter-long giant flower beetles to take off and land, turn left or right and even hover in mid-air. The steering was relatively crude, and...

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