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Cyborg Cockroaches

Scientists are turning cockroaches into robots—and you can, too.
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By Anna Rothschild

With just a few simple tools, anyone can turn a cockroach into a tiny controllable 'bugborg.' Why would you want to? It turns out that these nasty pests could turn into life savers in the future.

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