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COULD 'CYBORG' COCKROACHES HELP IN NUCLEAR DISASTERS?

A team of engineers and entomologists at Texas A&M University are fitting electronic devices to cockroaches to see whether they could be controlled and used to access areas that are difficult for humans to reach such as a nuclear disaster zone.

Professor of Entomology S Bradleigh Vinson said they were not hurting the insects and he was not aware of them experiencing any pain from the tests.

 

BBC Click's Jen Copestake reports.

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