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Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have announced that, using inexpensive components from ordinary liquid crystal display (LCD) projectors, they're able to control both the brains and the muscles of tiny organisms such as worms.
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While this initial research only explores mechanical stimulation, the illumination system might also be used to investigate various small animal responses to chemical, thermal, and visual stimuli. Whether such a system can be used to manipulate the brains and muscles of more complex animals remains to be seen. Read more: news.cnet.com...