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March 03, 2006

Remote Controlled Spy-Sharks

Remote controlled spy-sharks!

Pentagon scientists are planning to turn sharks into "stealth spies" capable of tracking vessels undetected, a British magazine has reported. They want to remotely control the sharks by implanting electrodes in their brains, The New Scientist says.

It says the aim is "to exploit sharks' natural ability to glide through the water, sense delicate electrical gradients and follow chemical trails".

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The research is being funded by the Pentagon's Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), according to the magazine.

Remote. Controlled. Spy-sharks.

I remember thinking how stupid the remote-controlled sharks were in Never Say Never Again. Shows what I know.

Thanks to LauraW, who, when she's not posting cat-pictures, can actually find cool links.


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