Message #22:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Don't Bogart That Roach, Pass It Over To Me...
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 97 11:48:00 MST
Encoding: 17 TEXT


The AZ Republic Friday January 10, 1997 (page A6) and Associated Press 
report that the Japanese are fitting cockroaches with electronic hi-tech 
backpacks (tiny microprocessor, computers and cameras).  The scientists 
developing the systems say they can send  remote-control pulsing signals to 
the roaches making them go forward or backward, left, right, etc.  The 
electronic backpacks weigh one tenth of an ounce.  Possible uses of these 
teenage ninja mutant roaches include sending critters through rubble to look 
for disaster victims, and, slipping under doors on spy surveillance 
missions......and.... ??.

[ One vision of future archaeological field tools and testing techniques ?? 
 How about cicadas or lizards; do they work ?? -- SASIG Ed. ]

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