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Spying Cyborg Sharks?

Discussion in 'News' started by Smart, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 177
    NEW! From the same country that brought you the anti-missle missle...

    US 'plans stealth shark spies'

    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". The unusual project was unveiled last week in Hawaii, it says.

    'Steering' sharks

    The research is being funded by the Pentagon's Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), according to the magazine. It aims to build on latest developments in brain implant technology which has already seen scientists controlling the movements of fish, rats and monkeys. "Neural implants consists of a series of electrodes that are embedded into the animal's brain, which can then be used to stimulate various functional areas," the magazine says. It says such devices are already being used by scientists at Boston University to "steer" a spiny dogfish in a fish tank.

    The next step for the Pentagon scientists will be the release of blue sharks with similar devices into the ocean off the coast of Florida. As radio signals will not penetrate the sea, communications with the animals will be made by sonar. The US navy has acoustic signalling towers capable of sending sonar signals to a shark up to 300km (187 miles) away, the magazine says. It says the scientists will be particularly interested in the animals' health during the tests.

    "As wild predators, it is very easy to exhaust them, and this will place strict limits on how long the researchers can control their movements in any one session without harming them. Despite this limitation, though, remote-controlled sharks do have advantages that robotic underwater surveillance vehicles just cannot match: they are silent, and they power themselves," the magazine says.

    The project was discussed at the 2006 Ocean Sciences Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Asked to comment, local tyrant C. Mongomery Burns said:
    "It seems the caterpillar has finally emerged from its cocoon...
    as a shark... with a gun for a mouth"
  2. Dawood

    Dawood Elite Member

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    An-Nisa - 4:108
    They may hide (their crimes) from men, but they cannot hide (them) from Allâh, for He is with them (by His Knowledge), when they plot by night in words that He does not approve, And Allâh ever encompasses what they do. (An-Nisa 4:108)

    Do then those who devise evil plots feel secure that Allâh will not sink them into the earth, or that the torment will not seize them from directions they perceive not? (An-Nahl 16:45)
  3. Soup

    Soup Elite Member

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    You forgot to let me ask, Hey Dawood what does the quran say about remote controlled american zombie shark spies?
  4. yum

    yum Junior Member

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  5. Soup

    Soup Elite Member

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    This sort of tech is crazy to me. I remembered hearing how some scientists made an RC car out of a cockroach with a microchip. Right button= turn right, left button= turn left. Then other research of having disabled folks control a robotic arm with their brain to feed them... or something like that.

    I'm just waiting for the iSkull with bluetooth for my mp3s.
  6. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

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    are they gonna have frickin lazer beams attached to their frickin heads too?
  7. Soup BDC

    Soup BDC Member

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    Re: Spying Sharks?

    They should combine this, with the overpopulation of bald eagles, and attack terrorism with the claws of justice.
  8. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 177
    Re: Spying Sharks?

    Y'all know Osama on 12oz... wonk saggin for realio.

    But for real, in the cave, they're all about "Hey Osama Duhn-nuhn... duhn-nuhn... AHAHAHA"

    There's no sharks in Pakistan!
    (Knock Knock... Who is it?.. Landshark... ...Who? ...Pizzaguy...)
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2006
  9. MAR

    MAR Veteran Member

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    Re: Spying Sharks?

    HAHAHA this thread is awsome. Channel 0 quality.
  10. krs702

    krs702 Senior Member

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    Re: Spying Sharks?

    i am surprised we were told
  11. shitting

    shitting Veteran Member

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    Re: Spying Sharks?

    they did this with rats in America with anti-terrorism funding already
  12. shitting

    shitting Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 22, 2003 Messages: 6,381 Likes Received: 84
    Re: Spying Sharks?

    yeah bra, the whole world is a conspiracy
  13. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272
    Re: Spying Sharks?

    the government has been experimenting with pigman since the fifties
  14. StupidDope

    StupidDope Member

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  15. fuse=--action

    fuse=--action Senior Member

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    Re: Spying Sharks?




    But in all seriousness. That's weird, but pretty neat. You know, from a scientific standpoint.