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Rescue Rats
by Josh Rubin
on 24 September 2004
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An article in the New Scientist reports on a near future rescue innovation: radio controlled rats. The idea is to use cerebral stimulation to assist training rats to seek people smells (or anything else, for that matter). Then the rats are mounted with helmets and backpacks that read and transmit brain waves from the rat to the rescue team. PETA issues aside, this is a pretty good use of a rat. via die puny humans
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