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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"

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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)

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

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Originally posted by Soup@Mar 6 2006, 11:58 AM

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

:haha:

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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.

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

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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...)

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HAHAHA this thread is awsome. Channel 0 quality.

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Re: Spying Sharks?

 

i am surprised we were told

 

 

yeah bra, the whole world is a conspiracy

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Re: Spying Sharks?

 

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eh?

 

 

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

-fuse.

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Re: Spying Sharks?

 

Historically speaking, Dr. Evil wasn't able to get sharks with lazer beams since sharks were on the endangered species list.

 

 

Ergo, Number Two compensated Dr. Evil with sea bass.

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EU Develops Robotic Cockroach Hunters

 

European Union scientists say they've succeeded in controlling cockroaches by using insbots -- insect-like mobile robots slightly larger than a thumbnail.

 

And that success, said the Paris-based researchers, hints at a future in which we can interact and communicate with many different kinds of animals.

 

Developed under the European Commission's Future and Emerging Technologies initiative, the insbots are fitted with motors, wheels, rechargeable battery, computer processors, a light-sensing camera and an array of infrared proximity sensors.

 

When dropped into a small experimental area with a maze of curved walls, the robots move, turn, stop and navigate by avoiding the walls, obstacles or each other. When placed with cockroaches, the robots quickly adapt their behavior by mimicking the animals' movements.

 

Coated with pheromones taken from roaches, the infiltrator robots even fool the insects into thinking they are real creatures.

 

The autonomous insbots call on specially developed algorithms to react to signals and responses from individual insects.

 

That, say the scientists, results in a chain action or reaction between the artificial and natural agents -- a two-way interaction that is unique and very promising for sciences such as biology and robotics.

 

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So, my kneejerk reaction was about spying here but then something else... ok, so we can 'control' roaches so, the next step in extermination is sending a few peremone loaded robots through your house and collecting all the roaches at the other end... after a couple runs to make sure you've got late hatching eggs then you can effectively eliminate roaches from your house... so then on a global scale we start eliminating the creature most adapted to survive anything ever. What will that lead to ecologically?

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That is intencely cruel to the shark, imagine having your movement involentarily controlled for hours on end.

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When you're young, it's called curfew (assuming you ever paid attention to that) and school.

And when you get older, it's called a job.

 

-fuse.

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