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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Flying insects can be controlled with the Remote-Control

After mastering the knowledge about how to control cockroaches from afar, scientists now say they have managed to control or "remote control" insects in flight.
Torquata Mecynorrhina, a beetle species that used in the study of flying insects controlled by the 'remote control'. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1CfFhb9)
Although insects are crawling has been manipulated in a laboratory environment since the 1990s, but to control the flying insects from afar have long faced obstacles.

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, now say they've managed to steer away from large flower beetles along six centimeters for takeoff and landing, turn left or right and even fly in the air.
A giant flower beetle with a radio transmitter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1FwNADZ)
Although its steering way is still relatively coarse, and the researchers say there is still much to be improved. They know that the muscles are arranged to fold the wings of insects are used for turning. The insects fly in a large room equipped with eight cameras that photograph the movement.
Scientists say in the future, the insects which are controlled by remote control can carry a small camera and used in the SAR operations such as search and rescue after earthquakes and other disasters even for military purpose. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | VOA NEWS]
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