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Scientists use a laser to manipulate nematode, learn about complicated behaviors

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posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 01:50 PM
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Satirist Stephen Colbert envisions his “Colbert Nation” mentally marching in lockstep with his special brand of patriotism. But scientists have done him one better, by creating tiny worm-bots completely under their control.

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posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 02:26 PM
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While I usually flee screaming at the mention of the world's second most boring organism, good old Caenorhabditis elegans, this is really quite interesting.

Worrying, yes, because once they've established what makes nematodes do what, who knows what they'll move on to? But interesting nonetheless.

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