Part beetle, part machine: It’s a cybug

Author: Andrew Johnson

Now scientists have moved a step closer by directing ? using remote control ? the flight of beetles for the first time.

The “cybug” is the work of researchers at the University of California, funded by the Pentagon, who inserted a radio receiver attached to wires into the brains and muscles of large beetles. They believe insects like these could be used to access areas where people can’t go, eg, in the aftermath of an earthquake.

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By 2040 you will be able to upload your brain…

Author: By Mike Hodgkinson

However, these past accomplishments, as impressive as they are, would tell
only half the Kurzweil story. The rest of his biography ? the essence of his
very existence, he would contend ? belongs to the future.

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The Turing enigma: Campaigners demand pardon for mathematics genius

Homosexuality was still illegal under the same repressive laws which had sent Oscar Wilde to jail half a century earlier. But regardless of the risk, the chance encounter was to develop into something more substantial and Murray spent a number of nights at the older man’s modest home in suburban Wilmslow.

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